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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

Friday
Mar222013

Sunny and Warming: Great Stairway Walking This Weekend!

There's a warming trend coming our way through the weekend and into early next week. It'll be a great time to get out and explore Seattle stairs!

Today, Friday, we did a backpack training hike that crossed paths with parts of the "Alki From Above" stairway walk (see Chapter 18 in the book for details, or check out the main website entry here for more pictures). We followed the route through Schmitz Preserve Park, where we saw something new, and also greeted a favorite Springtime friend:

We learned about this tree monster from Feet First Walking Ambassador Tim Lowry, and were happy to find it just a few feet up a side trail


There are whole fields of Skunk Cabbage as you approach the SW Hinds Street exit of Schmitz Park- you can smell the "skunk!"

Skunk Cabbage come up quickly in early Spring; they love mushy wetland patches like this one, in Schmitz Preserve Park

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