In this 2 hour Tree Walk, we will be creating a bridge between the hearts of the trees and our own as we walk in silence through the Arboretum. We will journey deep into the tree world and sit in meditation, empathizing, and then ultimately, we will become the trees in the forest where we will experience what it is to be these beings of peace and to learn their wisdom.
Please bring comfortable shoes, water, your journal, and something portable to sit on.
Directions to the Oak Grove in the Arboretum are below.
Directions to the Oak Grove at the Arboretum: The Oak grove in the Arboretum is very easy to get to and is very accessible by bus. There is even easy parking! Here is how to get there:
By bus: Take the 43 or the 48 to the Montlake area. Get off on 24th at Lynn St. (The Montlake Bicycle Shop is on the corner of Lynn and 24th.) Walk east 3 blocks on Lynn St. to the Arboretum. You will see a foot bridge in to the Arboretum. As soon as you cross the foot bridge, turn left--you are in the Oak grove.
By car: Lake Washington Boulevard is the road that goes through the Arboretum. Drive into the Arboretum from the north end. You will soon see an overpass directly ahead of you (the footbridge mentioned above). Don't go under the overpass, but instead park in the parking lot on the right. Once you have parked, walk across Lake Washington Blvd and up the bank on the path directly across from the parking lot. Turn left at the footbridge and left again to see where we will be. Other ways to find us: Azalea Way is the main path through the Arboretum. The Oak grove is one of the first groves at the north end of Azalea Way. The grove is also just behind (west) of the Visitor Center.
Here is a map of the Arboretum (The Oak grove is the section labled "Oak Family"). http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/docs/ArboretumMap.jpg We hope to see you there!