Another bright, sunny, crisp day put me in the mood for a walk. I returned to the Volunteer Park neighborhood and walked a 5 mile route on the streets north and west of the park, returning to the park to climb the water tower.
Along the way, I took a staircase down E Boston Street and discovered a secluded neighborhood with great views.
Heading over towards I-5 and turning south, I came to Colonnade Park, a mountain biking park under the expressway.
Back at E Howe and Lakeview, I climbed a long staircase up to Broadway E. There were quite a few runners and stair-climbers out on this beautiful day, I suspect this is a popular workout spot.
Revisiting some beautiful, residential streets I had already walked, I came back to Volunteer Park where I read a plaque explaining that the park is named after the volunteers who fought in the Spanish American War.
I climbed the 107 steps up the circular staircase inside the water tower. I was rewarded with great views of Seattle and even saw Mount Rainier.
This was a hilly walk but very rewarding. This area a Capitol Hill is varied but, especially on this beautiful day, picturesque.