Come one, come all and join us for the ultimate Fueled By Beer walk along the Burke-Gilman Trail this coming Saturday, April 23rd. Seven miles, seven breweries, seven hours (or whenever we’re too knackered to continue).
Picture the scene: Gentlemen’s club, Belgravia, 1930s. Pompous upper-class twit:
“I say chaps, got spiffing news. As you know, an ascent from base camp to the summit via the fabled western approach has always been considered the unassALEable goal.” Continue reading
In my recent blog post “The Beer Fan’s Guide to Woodinville Wine Country” my Fueled by Beer suggestion involved walking to and from Redhook Brewery along the Sammamish River trail. I also suggested Sound Transit Express buses as the car-free way to connect to the trail from downtown Seattle.
This post provides a more detailed write-up of the trail and its connecting transit options, along with pictures. Continue reading
So, the significant other wants you to go on a trip to the Woodinville wineries. Maybe even take the tour at Chateau Ste. Michelle. And all you can think about is how you’d rather be plugged in to a fully-charged iPod that plays non-stop Kenny G until the battery dies. Well fear not beer fans, all is not lost. Into the valley of death rode the six hundred… Continue reading
Not to be outdone by Bellevue, I think it is fair to say that the parks and hiking trail opportunities provided within the Seattle city limits are superb. And if I incorporate Seattle’s wider range of transit options and its bewildering array of microbreweries into the mix, I find it to be arguably closer to my ideal fueled by beer city. Continue reading
Whoever coined the phrase “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink” just didn’t try hard enough. With the right inducement it’s surprising what you can get a horse to do . Continue reading
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Until recently West Seattle has been largely undiscovered territory, isolated as it is from the rest of Seattle across Elliott Bay. But when the seasonal water taxi resumed service from downtown Seattle I decided to use one of my off days to ride over and scope out the area. The idea being to plan a future evening out with the spouse & daughter, and to scout out previously untried brewpubs. In this case West Seattle’s Elliott Bay Brewery, which lay at the end of my 6 mile hike from the West Seattle dock. Continue reading
Bellevue’s Lake to Lake Trail & Greenway is a waymarked urban hiking trail connecting Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish. Although it is the crown jewel of the city’s parks system it is not heavily publicized outside Bellevue, being used primarily by local residents (like us). We suspect that even with most locals, except for the annual organized 15K walk, most residents walk only short segments; very few do the whole trail. Continue reading
I discovered and recently test-hiked an interesting variation on Bellevue’s Lake to Lake trail with end points at Bellevue Transit Center and Eastgate Park & Ride.
Both transit centers have direct service to and from downtown Seattle so visitors can ride one bus to begin the hike at either point. Continue reading