Hike Distance: 6.6 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 1879.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 382 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 240679 feet
Wanting to take it slowly so as not to aggravate my hip again I opted for this lovely local hike. I wish it were a bit more exciting to repeatedly put this location in my blog but sometimes we repeat hikes for many reasons. I really need to take the doctor’s advise and stay on more level areas and not go too far. The Salmon Creek Greenway fit the bill today.
I’m not going to describe every turn as it feels repetitive and mundane, for a trip report. My goal was to visit the Salmon Creek rapids, located east of Hwy 5, visit the Klineline Park area and do a loop on the west side of the Greenway. This is a typical hike I do in the area and is filled with plenty of water views, which I love.
I took my time and walked fairly slowly today. I observed plenty of people fishing but have no idea if they were catching anything. The crowds were much less when I went west and completed the loop.
One area I had never visited before was a side trail that went through a ravine (on the return loop), crossed some private property (which the owners have approved) and met a private road. I took this road up to 119th street and then turned around. I met a nice man, and his dog, on the way back, and we had a nice discussion. I had to excuse myself and get back on the trail or I would have missed an appointment later in the afternoon.
A very nice day and my back had no complaints. 🙂