Leschi Urban Hike (2.7 miles)

Continuing on my walk around Seattle, I picked up where I left off, at the little park underneath the I-90 bridge and walked north towards Leschi.

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Streets of Seattle are really not that much less steep than the streets of San Francisco.

Leschi is a pretty ritzy little neighborhood. This is true for most neighborhoods along the lake. Waterfront property usually means steep real estate values.

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I get lots of my gardening ideas from walking around.

Some really nice parks in this area. Very wild, with lots of walking/hiking trails.

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One is Frink Park. I’ve never been to this park before. It’s situated in a thickly overgrown ravine, so you’re either walking up or walking down. Lots of stairs and steep paths.

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Frink Park

It’s easy to get lost in this park, but fun too! Not too many bums around, because of the high real estate values of the homes surrounding the park, and therefore low tolerance for vagrancy.

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Frink Park’s caretaker’s house

Oh wait! Except for this ruin of the caretaker’s house.  It’s full of graffiti, but it’s still a cool little ruin.

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Silly humans…  Dogs can’t read.

The park is full of native plants and is in the process of native habitat restoration.

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Spoke too soon! Some dogs may be able to read after all…

The Frink Park eventually becomes Leschi Park, but the boundary isn’t very clear.

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Leschi Park

Much of Leschi Park is also wooded, thickly overgrown and mysterious. Once you get to the bathrooms though, it’s mostly green lawns and some flower beds.

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Leschi Park

It wasn’t a super long walk, but it was pretty steep one. Lots of stairs!

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My thighs are getting the work out they desperately need.

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  • This Walk: 2.7 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 379 ft
  • YTD “Urban Hiking” Miles: 83.5
  • YTD Biking Miles: 602.8
  • YTD Hiking Miles: 36.8

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