Length: 2-3 miles (not really sure since we didn't follow the trail in the book)
Elevation Gain: 50 feet or so; some ups and downs
Wildlife: squirrel and horses
Kids: Both whiny at the beginning. One still whiny at the end.
Difficulty: Easy if you can stand the whining.
This afternoon we headed out to Bainbridge Island for a quick hike. It turns out that there are a lot of hikes on Bainbridge, so because of its proximity to us, we may end up there a lot. The weather was nice and the kids had been in the house all day, so I thought it would be a perfect after work activity. The boys did not agree with me.
But after a pit stop in the woods (Simon couldn't stop smiling through the whole thing), Simon decided that the hike was a great idea and a lot of fun. Torsten didn't really agree. This was a really woodsy hike, with plenty of opportunities to stop and climb on rocks and fallen trees, which generally pleases most boys. We also encountered a couple of people on horses who had left a few gifts along the trail, which we didn't really appreciate.
We started out on the main trail, then decided to take the fork at the upper loop. After taking that and ending up back on the main trail, we decided to take the main trail all the way around, so in the end, I'm not really sure how long the walk was, but I think it took us about an hour to walk it.
Tomorrow's plans: no work, freezer jam, another hike?