Walk in the Park: Big Finn Hill Park west side

Walk in the Park: Big Finn Hill Park west side

Complexities of Life Simplified with a Walk in the Woods  During our Sunday walk, 10 adults, five children and four dogs hiked the long perimeter trail in Big Finn Hill Park west of Juanita. The 1.5 hour trail walk led us through carpets of fern, thimbleberry, salal with tall trees of Douglas Fir, Maple, Alder and the Madrona Grove.

George Meredith

George Meredith

George Meredith joined me in leading the nature hike. He pointed out some of the elements highlighting historical uses of the park including where old homesteads were located the large central blackberry patch, old roadbeds and garbage tips. It has always been a great place for the neighborhood kids to play, although many in the neighborhood remember when the residents in the woods were a bit questionable.

We will continue our ‘take a walk in a park’ series in early 2014, look for the announcements. If you have any specific trails on Finn Hill you’d like to explore, please let us know. If you’d like to lead a walk on your favorite trail(s), that would be great. Birders, mycologists, botanists, geologists, archeologists, entomologists, historians and others would all be great candidates as leaders.

Come join us and experience how the complexities of life are simplified with a gentle walk in the woods.

Nov 17 It takes 3 Children and One Adult to Circle the "Harry Potter" Tree

Nov 17 It takes 3 Children and One Adult to Circle the “Harry Potter” Tree

Nov 17 Big Finn Hill kids on trail

Nov 17 Big Finn Hill hikers explore the understory along a trail.

Nov 17 Big Finn Hill hikers explore the understory along a trail.

 

Jeanette Leach

Jeanette Leach

 

Jeanette Leach is on the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA) Board of Directors and heads up the Stewardship Committee. She is the King County Ambassador to Big Finn Hill Park. Contact info:  Jeanette@finnhillalliance.org

 

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