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Day Hike - Indian & Moonlight trails, Burien

Indian & Moonlight trails, Burien

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  • Tue, Nov 19, 2013
  • RETIRED - Seattle Midweek Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • Adults
10:00 AM at 16715 32nd Ave. SW, Burien, WA 98166
We will meet at the house of Mountaineer members Elston and Jackie Hill in Burien and park in their drive. Elston and Jackie will be our guides down the Moonlight Trail to the seashore where the Indian Trail will take us along an intriguing path with access to the beach at several points with views along the coast. The trail is similar to a pre-road era where narrow public walkways existed between homes. The trail has homes above and below, some perched on stilts, others luxuriously enjoying a large spot on the hill. We will pass by front doors, back doors or long staircases or switchbacking trails dropping down to beach houses. Many have no access other than by foot on hiking trails or by sea. As far as recorded, the path has been called Indian Trail so imagine this as the path that Indians followed as a shoreline route around the point. Artifacts have been unearthed and collected during various construction projects and by the local residents. The south end of the trail has beach access as well as does one small lot near the north end. We will return the same way via the trail that often will show us something interesting we missed on the way out. Upon our return, back up the hill, Jackie has promised us warming soup at their home!
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