Tag Archives: river

Little Bear Creek

We have a park very close to the house with Little Bear Creek running through it.  There is a circular trail through the park but I had previously only been on one half of the trail.  I finally took a … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Newhalem

Newhalem is a company town.  It seems to exist purely for Seattle City Light – I assume they are the operators of the three dams on the river with the associated power generation capacity.  The town doesn’t seem terribly large … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Does Cold Water Help Tired Muscles?

Two of the later obstacles in the Spartan Race involved water.  The first was crossing a small river.  It wasn’t too deep but the cold water on tired leg muscles was not nice.  The banks were also getting very muddy … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photo, sport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sammamish River Trail

The Sammamish River Trail runs through Woodinville and heads south towards Redmond or west through Bothell.  We decided to try it out one weekend day.  We were not alone as there were plenty of walkers and even more bikes.  It … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rusty Discoloration

The Riverwalk along the Chicago River takes you under the bridges.  Each bridge is on a cycle for refurbishment so, while they are repainted regularly, they do progressively show signs of weathering.  Some of them are rather old structures with … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, photo, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bridge Perspectives

Walking under the bridges along the Riverwalk in Chicago provides a very different perspective that that which you get from above.  Some of the bridges have solid deck and others have gridded metal decks which allow light through (and anything … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, photo, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Riverwalk – I Wish This Had Been Here Before

When we were getting ready to leave Chicago, the city was in the process of extending the river walk.  This had originally gone along the river up to Michigan Avenue.  The first phase extended the walk to State Street and … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, photo | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wolf Point Development

Wolf Point sits at the place in the Chicago River where it splits into the north and south branches.  When I lived in Chicago, it was a park.  It sat in front of the a building with a Holiday Inn … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tumwater Canyon

Our trip across Stevens Pass ended just short of Leavenworth.  We took a run along the river through Tumwater Canyon.  Here the river sits in the bottom of the valley and the road runs alongside it.  Plenty of nice views … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photo, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unnamed Waterfall

I took a wrong turning as we went over Stevens Pass and, instead of going where I had intended, we took a back road which was probably once the main road across the mountains.  It twisted through the woods, never … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photo, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment