John Hay Elementary,
former Queen Anne High School (now apartments)
This was a serendipitous walk that took us down a series of staircases connecting sections of Garfield Street. They led us through the large Cascade Terrace apartment complex and to an Aurora Avenue overpass.
We climbed down to Aurora, staying on the west side of the street and saw an improvised drainage setup at the base of the overpass.
Walking north on Aurora, we passed the Northeast Queen Anne Greenbelt
where camping is prohibited.
We spotted the Aloha Inn, a Men in Kilts facility and Canlis Restaurant before heading back up the hill along Raye Street. On our last walk in this area I had thought that there was no sidewalk on Raye but I was wrong. There is a sidewalk on Raye but 6th Avenue N, which is parallels Raye in this spot, has only a short segment of sidewalk or walkable shoulder. It gets dangerous as it curves under Aurora and around to Dexter. We opted not to walk that stretch.
On our way back to the staircases along Garfield (which we had to climb up this time), we passed a mailbox at 4th and Wheeler, some grand homes with great views,
and Trolley Hill Park with its P-Patch and picnic area.