The 2005 Seattle 3-Day will be both challenging and beautiful. Beginning on the beach at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, the 3-Day will head north through the parks, trails and main streets of Bellevue and Redmond. On the second day, be prepared for hills but also calming scenes of Lake Washington as you head north around the top of the lake into Shoreline. The final day of the route visits various neighborhoods around our city touching on the local flavor unique to Seattle. Have your cameras ready as the day also boasts glorious views of Puget Sound with the Olympic Mountains shining in the distance, as well as our magnificent skyline fronted by Lake Union. We will close with a moving and memorable ceremony at Magnuson Park ending this spectacular event. Please note that the exact route is still being finalized and subject to change. Developing the ideal course that will provide for a safe and scenic weekend is a long process, involving the cooperation of many jurisdictions.
Don't know about anyone else, but the line: "On the second day, be prepared for hills" sends annoying chills up and down my spine. I know what "hills" means to people in Seattle. It looks like we might follow the trail up through Bothell, which also means I need to practice trail walking a bit.