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June-uary Jaunt on the Indian Trail

On Sunday, June 3, a perfectly “June-uary” day, 35 people gathered in the southwest corner of Gregory Heights, ready for a Walk-n-Talk along the historic Indian Trail. Local Artist/Author/Historian, Pam Harper led the group from the upper trail head, down the scenic “Sunrise” portion of the trail, to Three Tree Point and then up the “Sunset” trail leg. Pam and her husband, Guy Harper, recently published a book about Three Tree Point, so she was a great combo leader/commentator, mentioning historic points along the way.

Read the full Walk-n-Talk description HERE.

This large group photo came in from Guy shortly before the group started walking. (Six other people joined the walk after this shot was taken.) Guy reported, “We’re having June-uary weather here. Everybody about ready to leave for the walk. Cloudy, but nice day today.” (Click on the image to see a bigger, better view of all these faces.)

29 of the Total 35 Indian Trail walkers got into this group photo.

Guy wrote in later that “the TTP – Three Tree Point – folks along the trail were very nice. Some even were there to explain bulkhead repair and such!”

Many thanks go out to “frequent walker”, Deb Rychert, for taking these “on these trail” pictures.

Walkers pause near the Three Tree Point public access, an area where divers often park while they're out exploring under water for the day.

Pam Harper, in white, explains the trail and the public access point before heading up the "sunset" portion of the trail, to the right in the photo.

Pam points the way up the next section of trail. Though the Indian Trail is not "stroller-friendly", one young child was fortunate to ride on his father's back for a trail-view.

 

The group pauses at another of the public beach access points.

...and then continue on up the trail.

Pausing at a sweeping viewpoint, the group looks out over Puget Sound to the north. Around the bend is Eagle Landing Park and Seahurst Park. WABI President, Brooks Stanfield, in the blue t-shirt and cycling cap, is on two feet instead of two wheels this time. His daughter, Carmen, joined the walk, too.

The walkers came up off the trail where it meets Maplewild Ave. SW. This trailhead doesn't look like much: just a path through the bushes at this point. It's easy to miss.

Thanks and applause to Pam for leading this walk again! (She led an Indian Trail Walk last Fall.) And thanks, also, to Guy and Deb for their documentary efforts.

NEXT WALK-N-TALK: Sunday, July 1.
ROUTE: East to Des Moines Memorial Way, circumnavigating around Highline High School.
LEADER: Frequent Walker, Rob Johnson and his dog, Romeo
TIME: Meet at Burien Town Square at 2:00. Start walking at 2:15.
Note that this route has sidewalks the full way and is fairly flat with only slight slopes. And ideal walk for parents with baby strollers and folks with limited mobility.

 

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