We will walk through the the trails of SW County park and then along Olympic View Drive to Talbot Road (my street of dreams). If it is a day like this past week the views should be amazing. Then we will loop back along 76th Ave and back to the cars. This will not be quite as strenuous as the Main Street hill but we can pick up the pace for a bit more of a work out.
Southwest County Olympic View Park
Olympic View Dr
Edmonds, WA 98020
Maps: Map of Park
Park hours are 7:00 a.m. til dusk
Southwest County Park is a 120-acre, open space park within the City of Edmonds limits in southwestern Snohomish County.
The site encompasses a series of forested ravines and Perrinville Creek, which flow through the eastern portion of the Park to Brown's Bay on Puget Sound. Olympic View Drive winds through the site on its way from Lynnwood to Edmonds.
The site has two nature trails -- the larger trail system is on the north side of Olympic View Drive and a smaller one on the south side (inside of the bend in the road). Use of off-road vehicles is not allowed on the trails.
Daylight savings time, spring and summer, evening walks. The extra light gives us more options and the opportunity to explore park trails as well as surrounding neighborhoods. We will be able to see things we don't usually get to see on our dark winter evening walks.
We may be walking on trails in parks and probably some neighborhoods surround the parks. The paths may be muddy, dusty, uneven and rocky in places. Come prepared with proper footwear - no flip flops or crocs. There may be some uphill and down but I will try not to make it too strenuous and if you have difficulty let me know and I may be able to provide an alternate route. We will walk 3-5 miles, in about 1.5 to 2 hours (starting promptly at 7 we will be done by 9pm)
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.