Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods 

by Jake & Cathy Jaramillo

* The only guidebook to stairway walks in Seattle
* Explore Seattle neighborhoods in a new way with these interesting walks in Seattle
* Written for people of all ages who want to get outside, exercise, and explore
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Links & Media

* Seattle Channel's City Stream: Seattle Stairways (2016) 

* KPLU 88.1 "Tourist in Your Own Town" - Mount Baker Stairway Walk (2013)

* KING 5 Evening Magazine - Discover the Secret Stairways of Seattle (2013)

* KUOW News - The Hidden Legacy of Seattle Stairways (2013)

* AAA Journey - Last Stop: Stair Attraction (2012)

* Seattle Times - Guidebook Authors Show Ups and Downs. . . (2012)

Feet First - Seattle Walkability Advocates

* Sound Steps - Great Walking Groups for Over-50s!

* WalkOn inBellWa! - Walking Routes in Bellevue's Parks and Neighborhoods

Inventory of Seattle Stairs of 100 Steps or More website by Doug Beyerlein

* All Stairs Seattle Guide website by Susan Ott & Dave Ralph

* Year of Walking Seattle's Parks blog by Linnea Westerlind

*KOMO News - Year of Mapping Seattle's Stairs (2011)

*Seattle Times -  Queen Anne Stairways Map (2009)

* Washington Trails Association Magazine -  Urban Hiking (2007)

* Seattle Times - Seattle Stairways: Taking Time to Learn More About the City (2003)

* Seattle Weekly - Stairway Weekend (1999)

The Mountaineers as well as our publisher, Mountaineers Books


Stairway Talk with Feet First - March 2nd!

Here's a great chance to meet other stairway walkers, take a stairway walk, and support Washington's only walking advocate, Feet First! We'll give an illustrated talk on what we love about our stairways, and why they are so important to Seattle's urban landscape. Then we'll head out to walk! We'll go on a two-hour tour of Magnolia stairways, with an optional stop afterwards at the Magnolia Village Pub.

Tickets are just $10. All proceeds will benefit Feet First. Feet First works with communities, schools, government agencies, and elected officials to promote policies and actions to improve pedestrian safety, mobility, and access for all.

Join us at 12:30 March 2nd at the Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Avenue W!

Sign Up Here!


Springtime in Mount Baker

Wishing for Spring? Here are a few scenes from a walk we took to Mount Baker, Springtime 2018.

The Horton stairs gargoyle does the gargoyle thing: it drains rainwater from the upper reaches of the staircase, spitting it into a drain just below the bottom border of the picture.

Later, we stopped to admire a nearby yard fence made of unique materials. While I took out my phone for a photo Cathy stage-whispered to me: "somebody's in the yard!" So, I politely obtained permission to take a few pictures of her wonderful fence. It turns out this homeowner is one-half of an architect couple who designed and built their own fence. It's made of smooth, glossy river rocks filling tube-like risers made out of heavy-gauge woven steel wire. The river rocks were run through a sieve to get the ones with the right sizing. Shaping and weaving the thick-gauge steel wire into individual vertical holding tubes, we were told, was the biggest challenge.