Thursday, August 08, 2013

1st week of Hike-a-thon 2013

Got a great start to hike-a-thon. I was able to accumulate 13 1/2 miles this week and Ryan and I have raised over $1,100 Woo hoo Thanks so much to Kathy and Lisa who were instrumental in getting us to the $1,100 mark!!  We still have 23 days to raise money to make our $1500 goal and get in more mileage! I am hoping to get to 60 miles this month...which would be a new personal best for me.

On August 1st, Ryan and I hiked in Discovery Park together which has not happened in several years of hike-a-thons. Usually Ryan is off hiking a long distance thru hike and I don't get to join him very often.  We got to reward ourselves with a Red Mill hamburger too!!

August 2nd, I hiked in the Soaring Eagle park and saw evidence of trail work....probably suspended due to the rain that day. They were building a turnpike on the Pipeline Trail.

August 3rd, I hiked the Interurban Trail in Milton, WA.  This is part of a Rail to Trail line that follows the original Puget Sound Electric Railway that operated from 1902 to 1928 along this route, connecting Seattle and Tacoma. 

Then I had to work a few days, but I was back out on the trails on August 6th with a 2 mile hike at Mercer Slough in Bellevue. I did the Bellefields Trail and the Heritage Trail around the Blueberry farm there, practically right in the heart of the city!!

I saw a bunch of folks doing the "canoe trail" and the best part was checking out the farmer's market for dinner fixin's :-)

Ryan and I are looking for pledges to contribute for the protection and maintenance of Washington State Trails. So far we have raised over $1000 and we are well on our way to our goal of $1500. We only have 23 more days or so to hike our miles and raise the rest of our money. Please consider making a donation, no amount is too small.  Just follow the link posted below. Thanks so much!!

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