Green Lake ~ Woodland Park

December 20, 2008  Trapped in the city by snowstorms, 14 days and counting since my last hike....Time for an urban hike.  Although this outing had no elevation gain, I managed to make an 8-mile lollipop loop from my home to Green Lake, up through Woodland Park, back to and around the lake and home again.  There were hundreds of people skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, jogging, cycling, walking dogs, sledding, building snow forts and snowpeople, and having snowball fights.  In some areas of Woodland Park, the snowy woods were quiet and deserted, and I could almost forget that I was hiking in the city.  

8 miles