Effective immediately … Soaring Eagle Park will known as the Dirt-Gilman Trail.
Note: The Burke-Gilman is a paved path that connects Marymoor Park to Seattle. It’s great for road bikes and casual cruises.
My simple mantra is:
Ride the Hazards!
If you can’t Ride ‘em --- Walk ‘em.
Note: If you can’t walk ‘em you may need to find a new sport
If you have been out to Soaring Eagle Park lately … you have probably noticed everything has been smoothed over and turned into what is effectively a paved path. Anything that could provide any kind of a challenge for a biker, hiker or horseback rider has been removed. Mounds have been smoothed, logs have been cut and the trails have generally been made ready for Triple Wide Strollers. Which means … the trails aren’t that fun.
Swizzle Stick or Dime Thick … Whichever is smaller
We used to be able to say … Ride the Hazards
Not anymore … at least, not on the Dirt-Gilman Trails. All of the fun and semi-challenging things have been removed.
There is a rule of thumb that says “a log or obstacle smaller than your leg should be left as is” as a hazard for people to build their skills. Apparently the neer-do-wells working on the trails at Dirt-Gilman have decided that anything larger than the swizzle stick in their Shirley Temple should be removed.
While I don’t expect the ne’er-do-wells to even understand what they have done. I will be happy when they get bored and move onto their next project.
In the meantime … perhaps some of them know how to read and will have seen this post. Below are a few additional posts that may help. The first one especially.