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|
|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 !!
|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