Thursday, February 27, 2014
Mid Beacon Hill, Columbia City and Mount Baker (2 walks)
I did not post a blog entry yesterday but I did take an 8.2 mile walk. Since today's 5.3 mile walk with my husband abutted yesterday's walk, I'm rolling the two walks into one post. The streets covered by these walks crossed from Mid Beacon Hill into Columbia City and a small portion of Mount Baker.
Cheasty Greenspace (pictured above).
Cheasty Greenspace at Mountain View section is at the top of the hill; it has a bench and at least the start of a trail. The goal is to create a trail system that will connect the surrounding neighborhoods and provide park access. Work parties are scheduled the first Saturday of every month from 10 AM to noon.
As we wound our way down to MLK Jr Way, homes became more modest and sidewalks and curbs were rarer.
The route down the hill includes a number of long staircases.
Zion Preparatory Academy and through the southern portion of the east side of Rainier Vista where I noted a large ball field,
Boy's and Girl's Club Joel E. Smilow Clubhouse at Rainier Vista.
Providence Gamelin House and Providence Elder Care.
Rainier Valley Cultural Center (pictured in a prior post), the the tidy Columbia Funeral Home,
Rainier Playfield (where I saw at least four daycare groups out for a walk on this sunny day),
Rainier Valley Food Bank, the Rainier Mall, a Domino's Pizza, the Columbia Public Health Center, the Children's Home Society Genesee Early Learning Center,
La Escuelita Bilingual School