Chief Sealth Trail (5 miles)

(Walked and written on June 23)

I am feeling so low energy! Is it the barometric pressure, or something? The temperatures plunged, rain clouds rolled in, and I’ve been feeling like taking a nap the entire day. But I had a five mile walk on my calendar today, so I put my big girl pants on, and a raincoat, and I went out.

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At the beginning of the walk it wasn’t too awful. The gray clouds were there, but no real rain. Just a few sprinkles.

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Lots of pea-patches and urban gardens along the way. It’s fun to look around and see what people are growing.

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Plenty of fruit trees too. These are some still very young apples.

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And plums.

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And of course, blackberries. These are the most invasive Seattle weed, hated by all, but actually a good provider of tasty snacks when out on a walk. I like to pick the blackberries. I feel sorry for anyone battling them, but they’re usually really good and juicy. Most years I don’t know if I’ve picked any until August, but this year some are already ripening! I picked a handful on this walk.

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Saw a bunch of pigeons congregating on a hill. Not sure what that was about…

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No, I’m not getting mixed up in my pictures. This one isn’t from Cuba! Taken right at the trail, in the Beacon neighborhood of Seattle.

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This is an unaltered picture taken around 2pm. It got so dark and miserable! It rained more and more and I got pretty damp. This is more than one cup of coffee kind of day…

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  • This Walk: 5 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 342 ft
  • YTD “Urban Hiking” Miles: 88.5
  • YTD Biking Miles: 602.8
  • YTD Hiking Miles: 36.8

 

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