Walking Seattle the Last Time (this trip)

Charlie seems to enjoy stair climbing. Maybe he does. Well, maybe he doesn't. I don't know.
Charlie seems to enjoy stair climbing. Maybe he does. Well, maybe he doesn’t. I don’t know.

Charlie and I visited all the stairs we have discovered on the West Seattle slopes.  You can’t live here without becoming very familiar with staircases and crazy steep streets.  See what I mean…

from Schmitz Park up to Admiral Street, 80 steps
from Schmitz Park up to Admiral Street, 80 steps
SW Stevens St. with a staircase at the end...
SW Stevens St. with a staircase at the end…
At the end of SW Stevens to the plateau on the top.
At the end of SW Stevens to the plateau on the top. (60 steps)
Nicely groomed staircase to someone's house
Nicely groomed staircase to someone’s house
Seriously, some residents park on the street and climb up to their houses...
Seriously, some residents park on the street and climb up to their houses…
The slopes rise so steeply that houses are hardly ever on the same level as the street...
The slopes rise so steeply that houses are hardly ever on the same level as the street…

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This lovely flight contains 167 steps
This lovely flight contains 167 steps
a little explanation helps,  - at least we know who to blame.
a little explanation helps, – at least we know who to blame.

All things considered, I have to say that the stairs of Seattle are more scenic and inspiring than the stair climbers at the gym, and every bit as much exercise.  Would you climb these steps just to see what’s at the top?  I did.

One thought on “Walking Seattle the Last Time (this trip)

  1. I have tackled killer stairs to get places before. 🙂 Sometimes you have no choice. LOL! Those are neat photos of stairs…reminds me of a lot of homes by the water in Vancouver, too.

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