Welcome, Fitness Challenge participants and curious onlookers.
In the coming months, The Plog, along with King County Parks’ Facebook page will be your go-to location for updates about the King County Parks Fitness Challenge, a fun way for King County employees to fulfill the Healthy Incentives program and go for gold.
Today is the first day to get out and get working on the challenges. A few folks were so excited about the King County Parks Fitness Challenge that they started over the weekend. Unfortunately, not all of the signage was up, so no codes for them. If this was you, thanks for your enthusiasm! And please email me at email@example.com and let me know where you were so I can help you out.
The sign that Parks Mascot Douggie the Douglas squirrel is displaying is an example of an end-point sign. The ‘code’ that you will be looking for is actually a word. In this case, the sign was sitting atop my computer, so an homage to the floppy disk seemed appropriate. There will be signs at trailheads or starting points (or there should be, unless Douggie has been out adding to his cache). Keep your eyes peeled for these l’il helpers, so you know you’re going in the right direction.
Since this is the first year of the King County Parks Fitness Challenge, we would love feedback and information about where you’ve been, pictures, and clarifications of routes so that we can continue to improve this program in the future.
A few updates and clarifications:
- Dockton Historic Trail map
- Disk Golf Course map at Lakewood Park
- Ring Hill South updated driving directions: Travel East along NE Woodinville Duvall Road and turn right on NE Old Woodinville Duvall Road. After turning onto the Old Woodinville Duvall Rd, turn right onto 232nd at a Y in the road. Continue South on Meyers Road/232nd Ave NE and turn left onto NE 147th Street. The road will end at the trail head.
- Cougar Mountain Wilderness Peak updated hiking directions: From the parking lot go .6 mile up a gentle hill to the Wilderness Creek-Wilderness Cliffs junction. From this junction you can continue 1 mile on the Wilderness Creek trail to take the Wilderness Peak trail at Shy Bear Pass. From that point it is .4 miles to Wilderness Peak. From the W. Creek/W-Cliffs junction you can also reach the Peak by hiking 1.3 miles on the W-Peak trail and you’ve made it to the highest point on Cougar Mountain at an elevation of 1595 feet.