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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

Saturday
Feb142015

Stairways of the San Clemente Beach Trail, California

In preparing for a brief overnight transit through San Clemente, California, we searched Google for walking attractions. On Google we found something called the "San Clemente Beach Trail," with hints of interesting stairways at several points along its length. The morning after we arrived, we had enough time to explore almost two miles of the Beach Trail. Along the way we were terrifically excited to "discover" several stairways connecting the beach and the Beach Trail to the neighborhood high above. 

The trail was full of walkers and runners (and their dogs) on a midweek morning. Every so often Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner, or a Metroliner commuter train would make our pulse race as it blared by at high speed just a few feet away. There were also many walkers and runners on all five stairways we encountered. Here's some of what we saw:

Saturday
Feb072015

A Successful Stairway Walks Day

Today was Stairway Walks Day, sponsored by statewide walkability nonprofit FeetFirst. It was the third annual "running" of the event, which this year featured 13 stairway walks from the book, in neighborhoods across the Seattle area. The walk we led was "Madrona and Leschi," Chapter 8 in the book. A somewhat discouraging weather forecast never materialized, and it turned out to be a perfect day for an urban hike! 

 

For several more pictures of the Madrona walk, click on the slides below. 

 

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