Saturday, August 07, 2021

First Hikes for Hike-a-thon 2021


My first hike for Hike-a-thon 2021 was 4 miles along Alki Beach Trail at 6am on August 1st! I did not have time to drive out to the mountains, so I took advantage of a great urban trail to get some miles under my belt. I started at the Birthplace of Seattle monument and walked for 2 miles along the beach to Duwhamish Head and then back to my car, for a total of 4 miles.                    

Birthplace of Seattle monument

Low Tide

I spy a cruise ship in the distance

The Alki Flower Houses
The Houses were originally built in 1914

They are registered as a wildlife habitat for birds, bees and butterflies!

Another Cruise Ship on the Seattle Waterfront

They have the locks of love thing going on at Duwhamish Head, I am not a fan

Next up was a layover in Anchorage Alaska and I hiked along the Ship Creek Trail and saw the Salmon swimming upstream and folks fishing and it was just a gorgeous day in Alaska. And I hiked 5 miles along the Ship Creek Trail. 

Ship Creek Trail in Anchorage

Salmon caught at Ship Creek in Downtown Anchorage!

Heading back to town along the trail

At home in Seattle, I hiked 2 miles on the Cedar River Trail in Renton. Another Urban Trail, but you can see new airplanes !!

blackberries too!

Lots of Planes to see (737 Max)

So I have hiked 11 miles and so far I have raised $487 for Washington Trails!! Thanks so much to everyone who has donated already. Any amount from $1 to $100 is welcome. You can click on this link to go to my WTA fundraiser page

 or you can send me a check (made out to WTA (Washington Trails Association) or just a dollar in the mail would be very welcome. Thanks so much to everyone who has supported this cause in the past and hopefully again this year!

to: Amanda Arkebauer PO Box 16131 Seattle, WA  98116

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