Bullitt Fireplace

A trip to Seattle means hiking. Always. Even during February.

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There’s always lots of snow up in the mountains this time of the year, so the only hikes accessible are those that are at fairly low elevations and close to the city. It was slim pickings, but Lena and I decided on a hike in Issaquah, just off I-90.

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Delilah – the hiking dog

The day was beautiful and the hike itself was beautiful. After moving to Denmark, I’ve come to really appreciate trees and ferns and any sort of elevation.

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It took me a little while to realize that I’ve done this hike before. I’m pretty sure I was here with Megan and Jae, some winter past, but before I started this blog so, unfortunately, I don’t have the stats for it.

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The day was sunny, dry and crisp. Delilah was a happy dog.

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Lena (r) and me with Delilah

The name of this trail is Bullitt Fireplace because it leads you to this fireplace. Perched on a top of a mountain it was once a part the Bullitt family’s summer home. (The family donated their land to the State Parks in 1972).

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This is not a very long trail and to prevent disappointment, it might be a good idea to turn around once you get to the fireplace. We didn’t. We decided to get to the top of the mountain.

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At this point, I was having a deja vu moment. I remembered being at the fireplace before, but I forgot what’s at the very top.

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At the very top, there are radio towers.

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As well as the Squak Mountain Microwave. Who doesn’t like a little microwave at their destination?

But even without the microwaves, this hike is totally worth getting out for, especially in February.

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7.6 hiking km (4.7 miles), 432 m of elevation (1417 ft)

YTD Hiking Km: 7.6

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