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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Winter Walk

We walk almost every day, time and weather permitting. We have a route in the neighborhood that is about 3.35 miles.

However, today, we decided to take advantage of the clear day and the sunshine to go on a "destination walk". That means we drive somewhere, usually not more than 20-30 minutes from home, and then walk, enjoying a change of scenery. 

Today we chose to walk down in the Kent Valley, along the Green River. I have posted this route before so some of you might find it familiar. 

We start at The Old Fishing Hole, a small park belonging to the city of Kent. The ducks were in residence. 



 We walked up one side of the river on a farm road, past the llama farm, but most of the llamas were in the barn. 
 Mount Rainier was illusive, with a veil of fog and low clouds.

 This is farm land on the south west bank of the river. Here a cabbage field is left to decay back into the soil. 
 We crossed over the river on a local highway bridge. The winter color of willow and osier dogwood is subtle but lovely. 

 On the opposite bank we walked on a section of the Green River Trail. We'll call this tree Burl. 

 The path takes us along the River Bend Golf Course. 
 Ah, the finish line - back over the river to the parking lot. 

 We logged 4.52 miles. It was really 11:29, not 12:29.  My pedometer is still set on DST. 
I still had time to get home, do my floor exercises and go grocery shopping before lunch, which at our house is about 1:00. Then I started a new project, which I'll post about later. 

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures, especially those with the almost-not-there Mt. Rainier. Thanks for sharing your walk with me. Today I'll be hiking in the rain. :-(

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  2. I can certainly see why it's a destination walk! It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. That walk was certainly worth the drive. Loved the wild life and the tame life.

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  4. Nice scenery despite the cold weather.

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  5. I see this walk gets you out in the country so it is a very different view from in town.

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  6. I'm impressed. I never knew the definition of a destination walk. Thanks.

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  7. Beautiful. I can almost feel the crisp coolness and smell the drying leaves. I admire your perseverance and your daily walking. Very nice.

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  8. You two are so healthy and I am a bit envious as I am lazy most days. No excuses.

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  9. ambitious...I certainly need to walk more and our weather was warmer looking 50 degrees and sunny!

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  10. Thanks for sharing this beautiful destination walk again. It's fun to see how the scenery changes through the year.

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  11. What a lovely walk you had. I'm glad you posted a picture of your pedometer because I'm looking for a different one and am overwhelmed by the choices. All I really want is a basic one.... no need for any bells and whistles. Happy New Year!

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  12. What beautiful scenery. I love a good walk near nature.

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