Wednesday, January 16, 2013

From the archives: a hobble through Discovery Park

Shortly after I got back into town, I was bummed by my inability to go on a long, arduous hike like I had wanted to -- on account of my bum foot. Nonetheless, I found that I could hobble along at a slow but reasonable clip if I wore my hiking boots.

Not far from our house (less than a mile) is this great big park -- Discovery Park, which turns out to be Seattle's largest park. So I drove over there and went for a hike. I meant to post these pictures earlier, but better late than never, right?

There were plenty of trails like this that very much reminded me of Mom and Dad's place in Minnesota.

That's not rain -- just dust on my phone.

Stairs with a broken foot? Not a problem.
Definitely not the biggest trees I saw, but  I am always easily impressed by nature.

I was surprised at how amazingly secluded places in Discovery Park seem. I walked into this clearing and had I not drove into the park from Seattle, I would have thought I was in the middle of nowhere. No city sounds, no other people within earshot.

And further proof that it's quiet and natural, though I dared not go any closer, lest it attack me.

I walked about 1.3mi that morning, and it was well worth the foot pain (which, by the way, should go away soon, as my foot is healing reasonably well).

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