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KC Willy Botan Loop

16 June 2010

5 miles 1 hr 20 miles 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11,028 steps 380 kcal Kelsey Creek Farm Wilburton Hill Park Bellevue Botanical Garden KC stands for Kelsey Creek Farm, Willy stands for Wilburton Hill Park and Botan is short for Bellevue Botanical Garden. Each park is a gem and […]

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North Mercer Slough My Love

27 May 2010

3 Miles 1 hour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (difficult) mostly flat easy walk on well-maintained trails, couple of inclines at start and finish 6515 Steps 227 kcals Mercer Slough Nature Park Previously I’ve mentioned that walking is good for relationships, that it has helped save my marriage and I suspected […]

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Skyridge Rollercoaster + Kelsey Creek Woods

26 May 2010

2.5 Miles 45 – 60 Minutes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (difficult) same hilly route as Skyridge Rollercoaster (short and steep) only longer 5468 Steps 175 kcals Skyridge Park Kelsey Creek Farm Begin this walk at Skyridge Park (see  Skyridge Rollercoaster for pictures and directions) don’t turn around at the Lake Hills […]

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Walking is a Big Deal

23 May 2010

As I’ve aged I realize the health of my body requires attention and effort and that I need to move my body regularly. That’s a nice way of saying middle age is spreading and unless I want to be stiff and feeble before my time or look like a sedentary auntie I need to take […]

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Mercer Slough Slough Off

15 May 2010

4.7 Miles 1 Hour 15 Minutes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (difficult) easy walk, 1 small hill 10, 644 steps 352 kcals, approximately Mercer Slough Nature Park Enatai Park The Mercer Slough Nature Park in Bellevue, Washington may be a loud walk when it parallels I-90, but it’s a well-maintained […]

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