Let's do a series of urban forest walks. We will 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)
This week we will hike through a couple of parks one either side of the Lynnwood/Edmonds city line and walk the joining neighborhood streets in between.
Lynndale Park http://www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us/Assets/Departments/Parks/Graphics/Parks/Lynndale+Park+2.jpg[masked]nd Avenue West
Community Park - 40.17 Acres Lynndale Park is located north of Lynndale Elementary School in west Lynnwood, and is Lynnwood’s largest park. Approximately 22 acres of the park are preserved as native forest, with the remainder developed with active recreational uses, including athletic fields and a skate park.
Southwest County Olympic View Park
Olympic View Dr
Edmonds, WA 98020
Maps: Map of Park (http://www.co.snohomish.wa.us/documents/Departments/Parks/maps/olympic_view.gif)
Park hours are 7:00 a.m. til dusk
Description 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.
Remember that the weather is getting warmer and access to water may not always be available along the way (but is in some cases) so bring along water for your dogs and yourself.
Dogs in attendance must be leashed and have their owner present.
Children under the age of 12 must be in a stroller, leashed or have a separate handler than the dog. They are not allowed to walk the dog and must be respectful and stay away (unless invited) from dogs that are not their own.
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.