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Birding along the Padilla Bay Trail was cancelled due to sickness and rain.  It may be rescheduled.   


Lummi Island, February 11, 2017


Snowshoe to Grace Lakes

Hike Jan 2017


November 12 Hike along Inter Urban Trail in Shoreline


Seventeen CAI enthusiasts met near Shoreline City Hall in very blustery conditions to walk a part of the Interurban Trail. From 1910 to 1939 the Interurban was a popular train route linking several communities, and today the trail stretches north to Everett. Our group walked south from about 178th all the way to the Bitterlake Community Center at about 132nd in Seattle. We stopped for photos near 145th, and noted as we crossed the street that at the midpoint we were in either "Sealine" or "Shorttle". On the return route we walked a little faster with the promise of lunch with Cam Bradley at Spiro's Pizza and Pasta at 185th and Aurora. The folks at the restaurant bent over backwards to accomodate our large group. Could a future outing be one heading north on the Interurban and a return to Spiro's?

Submitted by Diane Clifford

          September 26 - October 10  CAI-PNW trip to Croatia


15 people signed up to hike to Valhalla Lake on a perfect sunny day with mild temperature. The first part of the trail was a little steep rocky and rooty, but leveled off on the second half. 

Given the number of hikers pretty soon it split up  according to ability. We reach the lake on 3.5 miles. It was hard to ignore the blueberries along the way, but on the way back some of us stopped  and did some picking. 

     August 13 Oyster Dome Hike
   July 9 Hike to Deception Pass
  June 11 & 12 Weekend Retreat in Leavenworth
    May Hike to Beaver Lake
  Peru trip March 5 - 18 2016
            Pictures of CAI-PNW 2016 Activities




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