Another beautiful day, and we decided to find one of the trails in our Footloose Around Puget Sound book instead of spending the whole day working in our yard. We didn't find Goldilocks or Red Riding Hood, but we did find the trail from Cowan Park to Ravenna Park and marveled that we were really still in the city! In the early 2000's the city decided to "daylight" Ravenna Creek, and let it out of the sewer pipes with wonderful results.
We ambled down the service road which borders the creek and then explored the North and South Trails. We saw lots of people walking and cycling but no wildlife except for a squirrel and this wasp nest.
The woods were filled with swordferns,
tall evergreens, reaching for the sky,
and hollow trees. Believe it or not, this one still had leaves at the very top!
The trail passed under two signs of the city like this one.
On the way back to our car, we decided to try and find the "green bridge".
Success! It's no longer a thoroughfare, but rather a walking path, high above the trail.
What a nice way to spend a summer afternoon!