Stairway Walks Event

by Connie DeLaVergne on February 6, 2013

Stairway Walks, hosted by Feet First and authors Jake and Cathy Jaramillo, takes place Saturday at 10:00 AM

It is a regional event featuring 15 guided walks from the Jaramillo’s new book, Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods.

Feet First Walking AmbassadorsFeet First Walking Ambassadors and assistants (pictured above) will simultaneously guide the various walks for this event, with up to 20 participants for each walk. They take place in…

  • Seattle
  • West Seattle
  • Burien
  • Mercer Island
  • Bellevue

I will be guiding the Bellevue walk, of course, and will be assisted by Marian who will be the sweep, last person in line.

166 KC steps and two fanniesThis is the featured stairway in the Bellevue walk. Part of Kelsey Creek Farm Park, it’s a 163 step stairway in the forested park land east of the barns, and connects the park to a nearby neighborhood.

We will meet in the north parking lot of Kelsey Creek Farm (by the bridge) at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 9th, 2013. It’s a free walk but you must register in advance and there are only a few spots left. Here’s a link to register.

The walk is short and relatively easy (excepting the 163 steps perhaps) and will take less than an hour to complete.

As the Feet First Ambassador leading this walk, I’ve planned a short segue through the barn area to see a few of my friends…

roosters at Kelsey Creek Farm in Bellevue, WA

It adds about 10 minutes to the walk but Kelsey Creek Farm Park is a real working farm and I like to visit my animal friends when I go there. It’s a large part of the park’s charm and shouldn’t be missed.

Kelsey Creek Farm goatThe animals are available for viewing each day and are especially receptive to human visitors in the mornings, before breakfast. By 10:30 AM they will have undoubtably been fed.

If there’s interest on Saturday, after touring Kelsey Creek Farm, I will lead everyone on a side trip to Wilburton Hill Park and Bellevue Botanical Garden. This will extend the walk quite a bit and might get you close to your daily 10,000 steps.

Please join me for the first ever Stairway Walks Day, Saturday February 9th, 2013!


More about Feet First 

Since 2001, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their natural environment.


Walk On my friends.
Walk On!



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