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


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.



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