Sunday, February 22, 2009

Strolling along Whatcom Creek

Whatcom Creek flows through Bellingham from Lake Whatcom down into Bellingham Bay.

There are a number of trail sections that follow the creek along its path. One section of this trail begins near the intersection of Iowa and Woburn streets, behind the car dealers along Iowa Street.

I took a 30 minute walk to check out this section of trail on my lunch break last week and found it a little scenic, but not very scenic. There are some unique views, including an abandoned house, grafitti on a bridge and a lot of damage from the flooding last month.

My guess is that this section of trail will be much more enjoyable come spring, summer and fall.

Here was a nice spot of color right at the start of the trail:

My turnaround point was at a brightly colored totem pole:

There were a few other walkers and joggers on the trail as well, and the trail itself is in great condition.

Hopefully I'll be able to find some more pleasing images on future visits.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Nevermind... staying home 2-8-09

Sorry to announce that the snowshoe outing for 2/8/09 has been postponed. Might be able to reschedule for the weekend after Valentine's Day.

I also skipped out on the ski trip to Mt. Baker today... with a couple of good reasons. One of which is that Mikayla injured her ankle at gymnastics last night and is now on crutches for at least a week. Skiing wouldn't have been a good choice for the day.

In other news, those of you who requested a Big Rock Excursion book will be happy to know that your books arrived here today - unexpectedly a few days earlier than I anticipated. Now I just need to meet up with you people to deliver your book.

Take care & stay tuned for the new date & itinerary.


Friday, February 6, 2009

Itinerary for 2/8/09 Snowshoe

Current plan (pending weather and participant changes) is to depart Mount Vernon at 7:15am and head out for a lovely snowshoe trek to Kendall Peak Lakes, located at Snoqualmie Pass.

Should be back to the vehicle by dark.

Lucky participants may get the opportunity to visit my In-Laws briefly in North Bend and help move a treadmill. Heh heh heh...

Should be a relaxing day on the mountain exploring our way to a new-to-me destination.

Let me know if you are interested in joining me for the day.

Happy Trails!