My standard walk is one that takes me from my home in Admiral down into cool, damp Fairmount Canyon where the moss absorbs noise as trees filter light. Out of the ravine, I find myself on the Elliott Bay/Puget Sound waterfront. Click here for some representative views along the 2-mile stretch of Harbor and Alki Avenues that I walk. I end up at the storied Alki Beach, where I usually then bus back to avoid hillclimbs or fit into time constraints. However, I could easily take a circular route using information recently discovered: from Alki Playground, walk the entire length of the paved path through Schmitz Park and exit at SW Stevens Street, which can be followed up a torturously steep couple of blocks and then along to the starting point. This will be a project for another day.

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