Walking Every Trail in ACFL

We here in Anacortes are blessed with an amazing resource right out our back door. The Anacortes Community Forest Lands has over 50 miles of trails that offer an amazing range of vistas, terrain, and secluded little spots. I've been hiking these trails for going on 30 years and I had imagined, with all my wandering, I had probably covered them all. But with a need for a quarantine project, I decided I needed to do it up properly.

All it took was 19 hikes, spread out over about a month, averaging about 1.5 hours for me to systematically check off all the trails. I could have probably picked a more efficient route to knock them all off, though some backtracking couldn't be avoided. But hey, it's quarantine—what else was I going to do?

I was surprised to find a few trails I didn't recognize and also be reminded of a few favorite spots. But the greatest thing about the project was that it got me out of the house (in a time that it was much needed*). I got some exercise, I got to be surrounded by the calming beauty of nature, and I fully caught up on my all podcasts. The dozens of miles hiked (along with all the biking it took to get there) didn't, however, help shed those COVID-15, but so it goes.

Now that things are starting to open back up, I plan on turning me eyes to trails further afield, trails that I haven't hiked on umpteen times (yesterday, I hiked up to Cow Heaven and got to frolic in the snow!) But it's nice to know that I'll always have a wonderful trail right in my backyard the next time the need arises.


Saturday June 6 2020File under: Anacortes

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on Sun 07th Jun, 2020 03:30 pm EDT Horge said:
Just my Firefox, or do the first three images (linked to "all the trails") not work? I can see the rest, but for them get an eternally loading thing...
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on Sun 07th Jun, 2020 05:12 pm EDT Wren said:
Horge, you should consider a job in QA/Testing. Lord knows BdW could use that...and a proofreader... and a graphics guy...and a better blogger...and a photo model.
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on Tue 09th Jun, 2020 12:45 am EDT Andrew said:
Don't leave me in suspense! What did Kilowatt Kitty say?
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