Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winter hiking (aka nature walks :) Langus Riverfront Trail

I was just thinking last night about how much I LOVE hiking and being in nature and thought that this would be a great way to share all of the pictures, hikes and walks with others!

I have been planning hikes to go on with our homeschooling friends. We did about one hike a week last summer and have been hiking once a month through the late fall and winter.

Today we went to the Langus Riverfront Trail in Everett, WA. The trail starts out at Langus Riverfront Park. Here are directions to the park. There is a 3.5 miles loop that ends back in the park. Before you reach the end of the trail (about 2 or 2.5 miles in), you reach a bridge on your right that leads to Spencer Island. After crossing the bridge you can turn left to enter a Fish and Wildlife hunting area and right to enter a nature preserve. If you head to the right here you can follow another loop that I estimate to be about 2 miles long. After you are done on Spencer Island you can cross the bridge and continue following the original loop back to Langus Riverfront park. We probably walked about 5.5 miles today because we did both loops. There were 6 families that walked with us today and 11 it was a nice group and everyone had a great time! The sun was shining and the temperature was mild; it was a perfect day for a walk!

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