Friday, August 13, 2010

Seattle Area hiking






At home for a few days and I was able to fit in some Seattle area hiking for hike-a-thon. I went to the Mercer Slough Blueberry farm for some U-pick Blueberries. They have a nice system of trails that meets up with the Lake to Lake trail. I only did 2 miles that day.

The next day, I went up to Cougar Mountain for a ramble among their many trails. I parked at the Sky Country Trailhead and happened upon an art installation.

Art at Cougar Mountain

much like last year when I visited Carkeek Park! In fact, I think it is the same group again, COCA, the Center on Contemporary Art. I was totally intrigued by a piece that had mutilated stuffed animals in cages. Weird!!

The Old Man Trail from the Sky Country Trailhead goes around some old mine shafts and it is a good reminder that you should not go off trail at Cougar Mountain. Even though some of the DANGER signs are hidden by the greenery. Can you letterboxers guess which boxes I found today??

I did another 2 miles and now I have to go fly around the world for a while.

I am up to 29 miles hiked and Ryan and I together have raised $640 for the WTA!

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

http://www.anotherlongwalk.com/



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




www.wta.org/hikeathon

Amanda's WTA Pledge 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

1 comment:

Rabid Quilter said...

Good job, Amanda. Today, John is walking 12 hours straight for Relay for Life. Thankfully, it isn't 113 degrees as we all know it can be this time of year around here--it's only 93. I checked up on him at 6 hours and he was 'fresh as a daisy'!