Urban Hike: Discovery Park Beach Exploration
One of my goals this summer is to hike more with Wyatt. Often, we hike on the weekends, but I would like to do more than that. Weekdays don't offer a lot of time for driving a great distance unless we take the whole day, so our plan is to do some urban hiking around Seattle.
In June, Wy and I invited our friends Jenny and Sophia to join us for some Discovery Park exploration. We had intended to hike from the south parking lot down to the West Point Lighthouse and back, but after stopping at the education center we learned that a parking permit for the lighthouse area was available -- a rarity indeed. So we decided to drive and park, and do a more in-depth exploration hike around the spit. We only hiked a couple miles overall, but we got to check out a number of driftwood forts on the beach and discover all manner of treasures along the way -- sticks and shells and crab molts, great blue herons, container ships, sail boats and secret paths. We had lunch together on the beach too.