Opting to not drive on this lovely winter day, I hiked out from my house and headed towards Forest Park about 2.5 miles away. With a stop at the post office first, I was soon on my way up the hill of Federal Ave towards the pedestrian overpass over 41st/Mukilteo Blvd and into the forest.
Having hiked here a multitude of times, this was the first time in the snow! It is amazing how it transforms even a city park into a magical winter wonderland. The trails and stairs all had snow on them but I never felt like I had to put on the traction which I had brought with me.
I took the stairs down one side and up the other towards the playground and then made my way around the baseball field. The air was filled with the screams of children (and maybe a few adults) sledding down the huge hill into the bowl of the field. Ahhh, the days.
I turned around on the trail when I reached the road exiting out from the main area of the park and took a different route back through the forest and out of the park. The bathrooms were open and the road into the park itself was clear but I would check the website for current conditions. There is probably a lot more snow coming this weekend!
Link below for more pictures. :)