Tips for the Walk

We don’t let the weather get the best of us in Seattle. A little planning and a couple of layers let us enjoy the beautiful land we live in, rain or shine. Here are a few tips for what to wear and what to bring when you walk for Oak Flat:

Layer up, with a waterproof layer on the outside. You’ll warm up when you walk, so a heavy coat will likely be too much. A change of socks is a good idea, in case your feet get wet. Wear comfortable shoes so you don’t get blisters.

Bring a backpack. If you don’t need your waterproof layer, you can carry it in your pack. If the weather is rainy, put a plastic bag inside your pack to keep your things dry. If you are coming with a friend, one pack per two people is plenty, then you can take turns carrying your stuff.

Bring your phone. Especially if you can help tweet and post to instagram or facebook along the way, your phone will be a big help to get our message out.

Bring a water bottle.

Bring a sandwich and a snack.

Bring a few dollars and change for bus fare back to where you started the walk and for coffee or lunch at the end if you like.

Bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. We can walk two to an umbrella, and trust me, it is a most welcome accessory if it rains steadily. Besides, how cool would we all look, walking in the rain with all of our umbrellas?

Bring your good spirits and good heart. We will make a terrific team, and I can’t wait to walk with you.


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