Scorpion Mountain Hike Report – July 14, 2021

Our hike to Scorpion Mountain provided outstanding views, lush fields of wild flowers, and opportunities to visit with one another. We had a total of five hikers: Clarence Elstad, Toni Williams, Kendra Wanzenried, Gerlinde Gruber, and Joanie Pryor, hike leader. When we started at 9:00 AM, the temperature was right around 60 degrees. By the time…

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Boulder River Trail Hike – May 14, 2021 Report

Nine CAI-PNW members met at 10:30 AM at the Boulder River trailhead for a fun-filled day of hiking in this beautiful area. The biggest thrill was dodging the potholes on the road for three miles to the Trailhead! The trail is more technical with rocks, logs and roots however in very good condition. WTA (Washington…

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Urban Walk – Seattle – April 14, 2021

What a perfect Pacific Northwest day … Mt. Rainier was out in her glory – so majestic! We headed out from University Village in Seattle toward Union Bay Natural area which is considered one of the best bird watching sites. The area features several ponds, beautiful vegetation, a variety of waterfowl, turtles, and birds. We…

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Lime Kiln Trail Hike, March 10, 2021 Trip Report

Lime Kiln Trail hike

It was a beautiful, sunny, crisp day for CAI/PNW’s first hike of 2021 after a year of dealing with Covid-19 and not being able to hike together. A portion of the trail goes along the historic Everett/Monte Cristo Railroad, built in 1892-1893 and abandoned in 1933. Continuing along the trail, it makes a slight rise…

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CAI-PNW March 2020 Hike

Last Saturday, March 14th, Gerlinde Gruber, Kendra Wanzenried, Ida Callahan, Ron Riter, and Joanie Pryor chanced snow, rain, and wind to hike up to the top of Little Mountain Park, the largest park of the city of Mt. Vernon. As it turned out, although a little cold, it was a beautiful day with sun, a…

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CAI-PNW February 2020 Hike

On a mild February 12th, 2020, 15 CAI-PNW members and friends gathered to do a beach walk on Puget Sound hoping to view marine mammals such as whales, seals and hopefully sea lions. We took advantage of a nice low tide to give us maximum walking space on the beach. We gathered at the beautiful…

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CAI-PNW January 2020 Hike – Seattle

Olympic Sculpture Park

On January 11th, several of us gathered at the “Father and Son” fountain at the entry to the Olympic Sculpture Park in uptown Seattle.  We then spent a couple of rain-free hours enjoying the sculptures and pondering the relationships between art and nature (because that’s what the written descriptions invited us to do). The original…

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CAI-PNW November 2019 Hike to Heybrook Ridge

Heybrook Ridge Hike

Nine of us gathered Saturday in Index to hike up to Heybrook Ridge. There was only a drizzle on and so overall it was a good day for a November hike in the Pacific Northwest. There was a view of Mount Index and Bridle Veil Falls with interesting cloud formations at the top. The stop…

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