Hike Distance: 7.2 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 1197.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 540 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 155176 feet
A very hot day but I went out anyway. I wasn’t going to go hiking because of the heat, but changed my mind, and stayed close to home.
I initially headed out to the trail that leads east of I5. It’s a nice area to explore and there are plenty of scenic views of Salmon Creek. I walked quickly past Klineline Park as it was extremely crowded, as you’d expect on a hot summer day! I then headed west and took the southern-most trail, which is under a nice canopy.
Reaching the Cougar Creek Trail I completed it, and then headed back to my car on the greenway trail. This effectively allowed me to complete a loop. The trail system was much less crowded than Klineline Park, and this was appreciated. When I got back to my car I realized that I was very dehydrated, and felt light-headed. I spent the remainder of the evening drinking down fluids.