Carkeek and Sunshine

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We continued our weekend hiking adventures by exploring Carkeek Park on Saturday. We had gorgeous Seattle weather, and enjoyed incredible views of the Sound and the
Olympic Mountains while hiking for about 3 miles or so. The hikes itself are pretty easy, not much in terms of elevation gain. Luckily the park wasn’t ridiculously crowded for a sunny Saturday, but it’s definitely not a place to “get away from the world.”

We grabbed a trail map at the start, and parked in the upper parking lot by the beach. We mostly ended up just exploring the wide variety of trails in the park, and taking in the awesome views. The trail conditions were great. Unfortunately we didn’t see any salmon, but the creeks and streams were definitely flowing!

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Views of the mountains and the sound.

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Link was much happier hiking in the sunshine!

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A Primal Lunch and Hiking on a Rainy Sunday

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Another great thing about living in Seattle is the incredible outdoors, and the folks who love to explore them. Even on a rainy March Sunday, tons of folks were out and about today. We decided to do a hike from 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Seattle, and went to Discovery Park, which is extremely close to downtown.

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Even though it was raining, the hike itself was awesome. We took the North Beach Trail and reconnected with the main loop trail, for just over 3 miles total. A short, quick early season hike.

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Link had fun exploring!

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And there was even a lighthouse.

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To properly fuel for the hike, I had a delightfully simple primal lunch, sliced salami and steamed broccoli.

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