Twin Barns Trail, Billy Frank, Jr. Wildlife Refuge.
Photo credit: Billy Frank, Jr. Wildlife Refuge
– “Get out: Five urban hikes for South Sound’s rainy season”
“Author and outdoorsman Craig Romano loves hiking in the mountains, but this time of year, he goes low.
“‘One of the great things about living in Western Washington is that you get to hike year round, because the weather is temperate,’ said Romano of Mount Vernon, [who wrote] his guidebook “Urban Trails: Olympia.” ‘When your favorite hiking haunt is snowed in, there are great places to hike down in the low country.'”
“Urban trails are a great resource all year, he said, with particular appeal to those with limited time or money and those who prefer city life.”
“All of the hikes in Romano’s “Urban Trails” guides are accessible year round. The Olympian asked him to suggest five South Sound sites that are particularly good in the fall and winter. All are family friendly.”
1. Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
5. Porter Trail
By Molly Gilmore, Contributing writer, The Olympian.