Thursday, January 15, 2009

10 mile walk

By the way, here's a route of the 10 mile walk I did yesterday. It was a nice walk, not too much traffic except around the Montlake bridge and the 520 overpass. I hit the Burke-Gilman trail for part of the way back after leaving the University.  The zig-zag walk through Capitol Hill was great. It's one of my favorite areas and offers lots of inspiring view of the Space Needle and Puget Sound, especially refreshing after the hill-climb from Montlake.

On the way, I listened to a great episode of This American Life about inmates at a high-security prison as they rehearsed and staged a production of Hamlet. It was fascinating listening to murderers acting out a play about murder, and one critic said it was the best version of Hamlet he'd ever seen. Here's a link to the episode.

I parked the scooter in the neighborhood at the top right and walked clockwise. At the bottom left is where I hung out at Starbucks for a bit to fuel up and play on the internet.


obscurity said...

You have to teach me how to get those tracks saved on the iPhone. Are you using an external App? Also - how do you get the GPS info on your iPhone pictures? Sooo many questions!

rachael said...

Next time call us up dude! You were walkin' through our place of employment! Last week I walked/ran a similar route and loved it. We live in a beautiful city!

seth said...

What a great walk, Steve. I've been following your routes a little jealously :) I used to take long walks around the city when I was (happily) chronically underemployed and I always enjoyed it a lot. Now that I'm so damn busy and living in a Houston suburb I don't find the time or the inclination so much. Have you walked through the Arboretum? There are some great trails and lots of cool plants & trees to see any time of the year.

Thinking of you and wishing you all the best in the next few weeks!