We had all sorts of hikers today and ages from 10 months to 35 years of age, 9 kiddos and 7 parents. This particular section of the trail begins at Taku lake, tucked away at the corner of 76th and King Streets. You'd never guess that it sits there in an area where retail stores meet industrial parks and a residential neighborhood. The lake appears stocked with fish, but swimming is not allowed (signs say so). We walked along the north side of the lake heading west, where the Campbell Creek Trail meandered, you guessed it, along Campbell Creek. Many of the "older" kids on today's trek did a substantial amount of their trail on their own two feet. On the way back we encountered two young moose, but they seemed totally uninterested in us. There where a little more then 4 miles covered. Toward the the kids played at a sweet little playground and we picnicked.
Every other week is a stroller friendly trail. Join us next week as we head UP the Twin Peaks Trail in Eklutna. Please RSVP by clicking the Anchorage Outdoor Family Network's link.
Of course I didn't start the Garmin at the car... I started it about 2/3rds of the way out, but we started where we ended and here's the data:
Can you tell I hurriedly write these during precious nap time? Editing who has time for that?
Harmony, great to see the fun these kids and parents are having!
Thanks for giving people the opportunity to enjoy the day.