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.