Friday, August 06, 2010

Road Trip and Hiking

I found myself in Seattle, trapped by the SeaFair Festivities! I-90 Bridge CLOSED. So with the Blue Angels shrieking overhead, I stayed close to home and hiked for 4 miles on the Longfellow Creek Trail . I took a different route (for me) and parked my car at the High Point Library and followed the trail down past the West Seattle Golf Course and Greg Davis Park to the Dragonfly Pavilion and then returned to my car.

Then it was off to meet with Ryan on the PCT in Ashland, OR. On the drive south, I stopped first in Olympia, WA and did 2 miles (and found a couple of letterboxes) at Priest Point Park.

Next stop was Eugene, OR and the Ridgeline Trail (more letterboxes and 2 more miles)

finally, I finished the day in Cottage Grove, OR and did 2 miles on the Row River trail --a Rail to Trail, I just LOVE those! nice and flat :-)

Don't forget to check out Ryan's blog of his PCT adventures

as well as the webpage on the WTA website for our hike-a-thon stats

We have raised $455 for Washington Trails and I currently have 19 miles hiked!

WTA Hike-a-thon

Amanda's Fundraising Page

I hope to hike at least 40 miles on my own at home, on my layovers at work and while joining Ryan on the PCT. If you don’t want to donate via credit card on the website, checks can be made out to WTA (Washington Trails Association) and sent to me at the address below. Thanks so much for any help you can provide!

Amanda Arkebauer, PO Box 16131, Seattle, WA 98116

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