Book of the Month Club - Easy Hike Southwest County Park -

Who likes to read and then discuss the book?  How about having a book of the month selection that the group can read and then on a designated walk/hike have coffee, drink or lunch/dinner afterwards to discuss? Books (either non fiction or novels) are selected with a walking/hiking/dog/fitness/adventure/inspiration theme.  Read the book during the month and then later in the month we can get together to discuss. Suggestions for books you have read or are wanting to read are welcome.

For our inaugural meeting, let's meet and hike through SW County Park.  These are easy trails through the woods.  If we want more of a walk we can proceed down Olympic View Drive, along Talbot road and back up along 76th for a scenic loop.

Afterwards we can gather at the Corner Coffee Bar and Cafe for refreshments as we discuss the book and plan future meetings and books.

Book 1

'Walking' by Henry David Thoreau

A meandering ode to the simple act and accomplished art of taking a walk.
Profound and humorous, companionable and curmudgeonly. Walking, by America's
first nature writer, is your personal and portable guide to the activity that,
like no other, awakens the senses and soul to the 'absolute freedom and
wildness' of nature.

Corner Coffee Bar & Cafe Category: Coffee & Tea [Edit]

[masked]th Ave W
Edmonds, WA 98026

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.

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  • Kathy L.

    That was fun. It was a nice sized group for this type of event. We sure had the locals taking a second look with this many dogs and people on a normally quiet trail. Thanks for coming and I hope you can all make it next month.

    January 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun as always! Nice hike and book discussion!

    January 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm running a little late, hopefully I'll find you and catch up!

    January 19, 2013

    • Kathy L.

      We are heading down Olympic view drive you can actually drive to the park and meet us there

      January 19, 2013

  • Judith S.

    I want to add my cousin Marie to the group on Saturday. She is visiting me from Portland.

    January 16, 2013

  • Judith S.

    The book is in public domain. I got it free from the Kindle store at Amazon and put it on my Kindle. You can also import it to other readers through various apps like Kobo. That is all I know.

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What time shall I come if I am unable to make the book portion.

    December 24, 2012

    • Kathy L.

      Sharon, we will be doing the walk first so plan on meeting us at 10am. You can decide later if you want to join us for coffee and discussion.

      January 2, 2013

  • Cindy A.

    Sounds great! Looking forward to it:)

    December 25, 2012

  • Kathy L.

    I have selected a date and time and updated this meet up. Please review and let me know your thoughts if this does not suit your needs. We can adapt this to fit those that are interested and will attend.
    You do not need to do both walk and book discussion. If you can only come for one or the other please post in the comment field. We will probably be walking about 60-90 minutes.

    December 23, 2012

  • Kathy L.

    I have posted a poll (go to the more tab up top and choose poll) to decide when to schedule an actual meeting for this book. Please vote for which option works best for you and I will post a date and place for a meeting. There is also a spot if you don't want to have a specific meeting for the book but just want it to be a book to discuss during our regular walks/hikes for the month.
    If you have any suggestions for books you have read or want to read let me know. The books I have posted for upcoming months can be changed.

    December 20, 2012

  • Alison

    That sounds great! :)

    November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm interested. Thanks Kathy!

    November 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    here found it online for free if anyones interested;

    November 11, 2012

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