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.
Leschi is a pretty ritzy little neighborhood. This is true for most neighborhoods along the lake. Waterfront property usually means steep real estate values.
Some really nice parks in this area. Very wild, with lots of walking/hiking trails.
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.
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.
Oh wait! Except for this ruin of the caretaker’s house. It’s full of graffiti, but it’s still a cool little ruin.
The park is full of native plants and is in the process of native habitat restoration.
The Frink Park eventually becomes Leschi Park, but the boundary isn’t very clear.
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.
It wasn’t a super long walk, but it was pretty steep one. Lots of stairs!
My thighs are getting the work out they desperately need.
- 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