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

* 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


Feet First's 4th Annual "Great Beer Hike"

The previous post describes Stairway Spring Cleaning Day, happening this Saturday, April 26th, at the end of Earth Week. You can make a Seattle stairway near you more inviting, and commemorate Earth Week, by signing up here as a volunteer stairway cleaner!

There's a lot going on around town this Earth Week. For instance, Greenlake's Latona Pub is having all its beer brought in with nonmotorized means - by foot, bicycle and boat. The map below shows some of the participating breweries this year, and lists the various conveyances (horse-cart?).

Latona Pub's map of participating breweries

Washington walkability nonprofit Feet First, also a sponsor of Stairway Spring Cleaning Day, pitched in this Sunday for the fourth year in a row. A group of hard-working, cart-pushing volunteers rolled a keg of Hand Truckin' Amber Ale 11 miles, starting from Two Beers Brewery in SODO. Cathy says it was a great city crawl with good company, and her super-hoppy IPA at the end made a perfect finish to the day. 



Stairway Spring Cleaning Day on Saturday, April 26th

Each Spring, new weeds start sprouting in the back corners of stairway treads. Fast-growing vegetation starts to overhang them. Clumps of moss, encouraged by the Winter rains, linger on risers here and there. All this can make some Seattle stairs look downright unappetizing by the middle of Spring.

Here's your chance to bring a cleanup tool (shovel, scraper, rake, hand clippers) and pitch in. Check out the Events and Walks page for a list of stairways, go to the signup link, and help spiff up a stairway near you! 

Stairway Spring Cleaning Day is co-sponsored by Feet First, The City of Seattle and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways.