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Queen Anne is one of 18 stairway walks to celebrate Stairway Walks Day

January 23rd, 2014 by Laura

Sign up now if you’re interested in the Feet First Queen Anne Stairway Walk – last year’s event filled up minutes after our post (it’s limited to 25 people).

wilcox wall stairs

The Wilcox Wall Stairway
a likely candidate on the Stairway Walk

The second annual Stairway Walks Day is Saturday, February 8th, so sign up and mark your calendars. The walk begins at 10am and runs about 2 hours, winding around the southwest part of Queen Anne. The walk is free, although Feet First is asking for a mere $5 donation.

There are 17 other Stairway Walks in other Seattle neighborhoods and even as far away as Bellevue and Burien – so if you’ve done the Southwest Queen Anne stairs, you can explore further afield.

The February 8th date coincides with Seattle Neighborhood Appreciation Day, and Feet First is expecting 450 participants total.

If you happen to pass a group of 25 or so people ascending or descending our stairways that day, be sure to welcome them to Queen Anne!

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Join Feet First for a free Queen Anne Stairway Walk on Sunday

December 21st, 2013 by Laura

Galer Stairway WestIf you’re looking for a pre-holiday jaunt around our neighborhood, look no further than tomorrow’s Feet First Queen Anne Stairway Walk!

Maybe you’re just looking for some undiscovered stairways or perhaps you have out-of-town guests who’d like to experience our neighborhood – or enjoy an urban hike – via foot on a free Feet First sponsored walk. Either way, it’s free!

The walk begins bright and early at 9am, and takes participants on a 6.5 mile excursion around Queen Anne stairways, with views included as a bonus. Be sure to bring sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

If you’re interested in joining the free walk, here are the details:

  • FREE Free Feet First Queen Anne Stairway Walk
  • Sunday, December 22, 9am-11:30am
  • Led by Neighborhood Walking Ambassador John Reardon (he’ll be wearing a yellow jacket)
  • Meet at Interbay Whole Foods
  • RSVP online

If you have any questions, you can contact John at 206-762-2411 or via email.

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Feet First to Host Free Queen Anne Stairway Walk (and other neighborhoods too)

January 29th, 2013 by Laura

Queen Anne Stairway Walk
October 2012

Update: overnight, the Queen Anne Stairway Walk sold out (can we complain? It means our ‘hood is popular!). Other neighborhoods still have spots, and we’ll update if Feet First adds more spots – or if you want to start your own informal group, let us know!)

If you missed the October Queen Anne Stairway Walk led by Jake and Cathy Jaramillo, authors of Seattle Stairway Walks, or if you just want to attend the walk again, here’s your opportunity.

Feet First is presenting the first Stairway Walks Day on Saturday, February 9th, and the Southwest Queen Anne stairway walk is on the agenda. The Seattle-wide event features 15 walks across neighborhoods to highlight a selection of Seattle’s 650 publicly accessible stairways.

Wilcox Wall, Queen Anne

The guided walks will be routes from the Jaramillos’ book, and will be led by Feet First volunteers. The event is free, but the walks are limited to 20 people per walk – so register now if you want to attend.

And, if you’re interested in exploring stairways outside of our Queen Anne, additional walks will be held in Fremont, Golden Gardens, Maple Leaf, Madrona, Eastlake and North Capitol Hill, Downtown, West Seattle, and Rainier Beach. And, if you want to venture outside of city limits, you can tour the stairs of Burien, Bellevue, and Mercer Island.

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