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Washington Park Arboretum

Puget Sound and Islands

Trip Report By

WTA Member




Hiked Feb 9, 2019

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition


Road suitable for all vehicles


No bugs


Intermittent snow - not hard to cross

Snow in Seattle is a blessing and a b*tch. Luckily I live near the Washington Arboretum.

Having just received 6+ inches we headed out early on cross country skis. Heavy, wet snow draped the branches of eucalyptus trees and other exotics. The snow muffled sounds, it was a beautiful time.

Lake Washington, at the north end of the arboretum, was grey and choppy with a northern wind. Few birds were visible but chirps of chickadees and others were present.

As we returned towards home after our 5 mile loop more and more families entered the park. Trails were full of dogs, children in sleds, and laughing families. It was a grand day.


Muledeer on Washington Park Arboretum

Wow! I've visited ofter om Feb for the winder blooming plants, amazing to see the pics of the snow!!

Posted by:

Muledeer on Feb 11, 2019 12:51 PM