Wednesday Evening Walk - Bothell - Possibly Sammamish River Trail

We haven't done this in a while and we may have a little light at the beginning of our walk.  We will walk along the Sammamish River Trail towards the UW Bothell Campus.  This is a wide, flat paved trail along the Sammamish River. Then walk through the campus and back through town.  If we feel it is too dark we can just walk the Downtown Bothell area and surrounding neighborhoods.  Of course there is always the option of going for a treat or margarita afterwards, too.

Bring along a flash light or headlight and lights for your dogs. (Daylight savings time has started but we will not have complete light for entire way)

I do need at least 5 people signed up for this for us to go forward with this one.  Thanks.

http://www.kingcounty.gov/recreation/parks/trails/regionaltrailssystem/sammamishriver.aspx

Directions:
From I-405, take exit 23. Head west on WA-522 West. Bear right on to Kaysner Way. Turn left at Main Street. Turn left at 102nd Avenue NE. Arrive at[masked]nd Ave NE, Bothell 98011 (just over the bridge over the highway, turn right into the parking lot).
If you are coming from the west, follow WA-522 to Kaysner Way and turn L. and follow above directions.

 

How good are you at juggling a leash or two, a flashlight, a poop bag, and an umbrella while wearing gloves?  Not sure, then come walk with us on Wednesday evenings.  You will get plenty of practice.

Let's continue meeting in the evening for a walk.  We will just have to stick to lighted streets and not trails.  Be sure that you are equipped to be seen in the waning light.  Bring a flashlight and/or put lights on yourself and your dogs.  I use Nite Ize Lights.  They are great little lights (come in a variety of colors) that either flash or have a steady beam and clip nicely onto the dog's collar and my zipper pull.  They are widely available at most pet stores (next to nature, All the Best) and drug stores (Bartell's).  I am open to suggestions about where you like to walk so if you have a favorite route let me know and I may post it.

 

Dogs in attendance must be leashed and have their owner present.

No children under the age of 12, unless they are in a stroller.

We will make it a priority to walk as a group.  Paces may be a little different but I will stop along the way for others to catch up.  Everybody needs to watch out for others.  Let somebody know if you need a break or are going to turn around/

Please check email or this site the day of the event for any last minute changes or cancellations due to weather, road closures, illness, etc.  I will try to post last minute details by 7am.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you all for a great evening... and such a wonderful trail to enjoy. 'Til next time, good luck to your group and blessings to you ladies and doggie friends.

    March 21, 2014

  • Kathy L.

    Gotta luv Daylight Savings Time. Thanks for coming out tonight. Looking forward to many more long evening walks.

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Joan S.

    Delightful to see everyone, it was a fitting end to a gorgeous day.

    March 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Teddy and I should be there on time.

    March 12, 2014

  • Jackie

    Sorry to miss this! too much work ...

    March 12, 2014

  • Kathy L.

    See you all later. It is looking like a glorious evening. That being said there will probably be many out enjoying this trail on foot and bike. Your dog must be on a short leash. No retractable leads.
    We start pretty much right at 7 so try to be on time.

    March 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am a tentative yes. I am a little nervous as what to expect. Are you all fast pace walkers? I'm still training my dog to walk on a leash without pulling so is this something I should skip or attend?

    March 11, 2014

    • Kathy L.

      Rhaya, we probably walk 2.5 to 3 mph on average. Not real fast. If you have difficulty controlling your dog on a leash, this is probably not a good first walk with us. There will be bikes on the trail and it can be fairly busy. If it is only some pulling that you can comfortably contain you should be ok. Consult your trainer or obedience instructor. You can always come without a dog to assess the situation for yourself. We do walk in quieter areas which may be more appropriate for reactive dogs.

      March 12, 2014

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