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Local Hiking: Squak Valley Park North

Last September I hiked at Squak Valley Park North, and it seemed like a good choice for our growing local Hikes with Tikes group. Short, pretty and lots to see!

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I noticed that since our last hike here, things are changing – more work is going on. If I am right, there will be more parking soon as well.

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It was a perfect hiking day. Overcast, not cold, not hot and the rain stopped as the hike started.

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The trail is perfect for kids – you can see them the whole way, little bridges to run over, park benches to rest on, bird houses, bat houses, boulders to climb on….

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And giant dried thistles, left over from last year to play with!

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The city of Issaquah has installed art, “The Couple”, by Michael Dennis, in the open valley.

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And if you want to win over children, let them have unlimited time to throw rocks into a creek and watch as they happily giggle and clamber. Happy moms, worn out kids, and to me that is a good morning out.

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