We have had an action packed two days - filled with me overestimating my capacity to hike and bike. Yesterday we decided we would walk. We headed up the Issaquah-Preston trail. We ended up walking 6 miles which was more than my soft little feet were happy about. We need to start toughening those babies up before going north in September.
A creek along the trail.
Issaquah-Preston trail, and the Preston-Snoqualmie trail. The I-P trail is dirt and pavement, it goes in to Preston at I90 exit 22, where it hooks up with the P-S trail. The P-S trail is paved with the exception of the switchbacks. Both trails are rails to trails conversions.
There used to be a trestle over what is now the Preston-Fall City road. The trestle is long gone, and this is what was put in place to get bikes up the hill. Switchbacks! The turns get tighter the farther up the hill you go. We've driven by this hundreds of times, going out to Fall City to ride, and I have always wondered why it was there, now I know.
Are you watching the Louis Vuitton cup? If you get NBCSports it's worth watching. The boats are just scary fast. NBC collaborated with Stan Honey and they have done a terrific job with the graphics, showing where the boats are relative to the course boundaries, what the current is doing and who is in dirty air. It's pretty cool. Click on this link and check it out.