Monday, September 04, 2023

Saturday, September 02, 2023

Hikeathon 2023: Wrap up

To wrap up hikeathon this year, I was able to complete 30 miles of hiking for the month! 

I hiked 4 miles on the Heritage Trail, Bellefields Trail and Lake to Lake Trail in Bellevue, WA. I got up before sunrise to beat the heat and the crowds. 

That red dot is the sun through the smokey haze of wildfires

I hiked 4 miles on the Bluff Trail at Montana De Oro State Park in Los Osos Oaks, CA

I hiked 1 mile on the Railroad Safety Trail in San Luis Obispo, CA

I hiked one mile on the Backbone Trail in Fullerton, CA

I want to thank everyone who contributed this year, we easily reached our $1000 goal!!

And I hope everyone can get out and enjoy our trails both remote and urban.
They are still accepting donations at the website until September 7th.

So, if you have not donated yet, you can still cut and paste this link to go to my WTA fundraiser page

Thanks again, Amanda

Monday, August 28, 2023

Seattle Postcards: Art of of the Ferry

 The Ferry boats are such a part of the Pacific Northwest and there are so many artists that create gorgeous pictures of them. 

Monday, August 21, 2023

Seattle Postcards: Fire

 The Great Seattle Fire was a fire that destroyed the entire central business district of Seattle, Washington on June 6, 1889. 

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Hikeathon 2023: Airplanes and more Airplanes and a Dragonfly!

One of my favorite urban hikes for hike-a-thon has to be the Cedar River Trail through Renton, WA. I love looking at all the airplanes being made at the Boeing facility there. I hiked 2 miles along this trail on Thursday. 

On Friday, I was on the Des Moines Creek Trail for 2 miles and I saw so many airplanes!! It is right under the flight path for planes taking off from SeaTac Airport and it was super busy. If you want silence in the woods, this hike is not for you, however, if you want blackberries, this is a perfect hike, bring a bucket!! 


Delta is so clever, they put their name on the bottom of the plane, so you know it is them

On Saturday, I did one mile on the Longfellow Creek Trail in West Seattle. 

The Dragonfly pavilion

I  have hiked 20 miles so far this month and we have raised over $900 so far!! Thanks to all my co-workers who gave up a Starbucks to give me $5 this week! LOL  For those of you who have sent me cash and checks, they don't show up on the website immediately, but you will get a Thank You Postcard from me. 

If you have not donated yet, you can cut and paste 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