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Lord Hill Regional Park — Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

Puget Sound and Islands
A rainy Temple Pond from the loop trail.
Decided to celebrate my 36th birthday with a hike, but I got a bit of a late start so I decided to stay close and visit Lord Hill Park. The park was hit hard by last month's storms but the ongoing efforts of maintenance crews is evident as all of the trails I hiked on today were clear of blowdowns. There were a couple of trees I noticed still hanging over the trails on the Main Trail (see picture) and the Temple Pond Loop trail. The route I took today included the Main Trail, Pipeline Trail, a bit of the Quarry Trail area, and the Temple Pond Loop. The Main Trail and Pipeline Trail have areas of significant mud and standing water on the trail at this time, but the Temple Pond Loop is relatively mud free and in good condition. The area around the Quarry Trail is in good shape but is not well signed from what I could see and it would be easy to get disoriented here if you do not have a map of the area. I figure my route totalled around 7 miles of hiking. Not a bad way to spend a birthday!
X marks the spot for a blowdown on the Main Trail.
Area near the Quarry Trail.
The Pipeline Trail from the Quarry Trail area. This is much steeper than it looks.
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