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AJ and Chris hike onward and upward with their month long theme of venturing out, this time talkin about getting out the house...and hiking around, even if you got a young'un with a stroller, or you're one of our respected elders with a walker. Welcome to the Bellingham Podcast; Urban Hiker's Grandtour ...


This just in...

The Bellingham Podcast now on iHeart radio (thank you editor staff at iHeart). So we are pretty much now available on every major (and minor) podcast network short of Spotify....ahem, Spotify....

WTA: Washington Trails Association

* https://www.wta.org/
* WTA began in 1966 (https://www.wta.org/our-work/about/history) as Signpost magazine and has grown into a diverse community of hikers speaking out for trails and wildlands.



Hike it Baby!

Hike it baby (non-profit)- a #hashtag (Instagram), group, and movement to inspire more parents who like the outdoors to continue to adventure: https://hikeitbaby.com/
* Majority of events are free/ donation $10 a year



Urban Hiking Grand Tour

Chris attacks Hannegan Pass - and lives, barely.

Hannegan Pass and Peak (https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/hannegan-pass-and-peak) - “The first couple of miles have a very gentle grade - enjoy views of Mount Sefrit and the Nooksack Ridge, as well as the sounds of Ruth Creek running below... The grade increases around mile three, launching into switchbacks at Hannegan Pass camp, which continue all the way up to Hannegan Pass... The trail up to Hannegan Peak begins with steadily graded switchbacks that weave through forest and beautiful alpine meadows with views of Ruth Mountain that improve as you climb. And climb you will - with 1,000 feet of elevation gain in just over a mile, this is by far the biggest push of the hike...”

Other places to hit

* Arroyo Park (https://www.cob.org/documents/parks/parks-trails/trail-guide/interurban.pdf) - Miles of beautiful with inclines and declines and views of Chuckanut Bay.
* Northridge Park trail (https://www.cob.org/documents/parks/development/projects/northridge-park-2008-12-03-pub-meeting-trails.pdf)- Half-hour walks quiet serenity among trees up on Barkley HIll.
* Cordata Park Trail (https://www.cob.org/documents/parks/parks-trails/trail-guide/cordata.pdf) - Start at West Horton Road, enjoy less-than-a-mile beauty between Cordata Parkway and Aldrich Road.

AJ

Kiddo Park'n

* Star Park (Ferndale) {playground about 12,000 square feet}
* http://www.cityofferndale.org/public-works-department/parks-and-recreation/star-park/
* Million Smiles (Lynden)

Daytime Adventures:
* Tennant Lake (next to Hovander - Ferndale)
* Fragrance Garden/ Viewing Tower/ Wetlands (with accessibility accommodations)
* https://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/wildlifeareas/whatcom/tennantlake_park.php

* Ebey Landing Bluffs (Whidbey Island) [Discover Pass] around 6mile roundtrip/260ft elev. gain
* https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/ebeys-landing
* There are two ways to access the Bluff Trail ...


Connect

*AJ*: patreon.com/ajbarse (http://patreon.com/ajbarse) or follow on Instagram (http://instagram.com/ajbarse) @ajbarse AND an all new www.ajbarse.com (http://www.ajbarse.com/)
*Chris*: mnmltek.micro.blog (https://mnmltek.micro.blog/) or chrispowell.co (http://www.chrispowell.co/)
*Twitter Hashtags*: #bhampodcast and #quietconversation

Listen

If you're in the Bellingham area, be sure to listen to our show on KMRE 102.3 FM (http://www.kmre.org/bellingham-podcast-media-tech/) Thursdays @ 9:00 am and Saturdays @ 1:30 pm.

Talk

Got a question about technology or anything else about life in Bellingham? Call 201-731-8324 (tel:2017318324) (TECH) and leave us a voicemail, and ask us nicely! We may include it in one of our future shows.

Subscribe

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AJ and Chris hike onward and upward with their month long theme of venturing out, this time talkin about getting out the house...and hiking around, even if you got a young'un with a stroller, or you're one of our respected elders with a walker. Welcome to the Bellingham Podcast; Urban Hiker's Grandtour ... This just in... The Bellingham Podcast now on iHeart radio (thank you editor staff at iHeart). So we are pretty much now available on every major (and minor) podcast network short of Spotify....ahem, Spotify.... WTA: Washington Trails Association * https://www.wta.org/ * WTA began in 1966 (https://www.wta.org/our-work/about/history) as Signpost magazine and has grown into a diverse community of hikers speaking out for trails and wildlands. Hike it Baby! Hike it baby (non-profit)- a #hashtag (Instagram), group, and movement to inspire more parents who like the outdoors to continue to adventure: https://hikeitbaby.com/ * Majority of events are free/ donation $10 a year Urban Hiking Grand Tour Chris attacks Hannegan Pass - and lives, barely. Hannegan Pass and Peak (https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/hannegan-pass-and-peak) - “The first couple of miles have a very gentle grade - enjoy views of Mount Sefrit and the Nooksack Ridge, as well as the sounds of Ruth Creek running below... The grade increases around mile three, launching into switchbacks at Hannegan Pass camp, which continue all the way up to Hannegan Pass... The trail up to Hannegan Peak begins with steadily graded switchbacks that weave through forest and beautiful alpine meadows with views of Ruth Mountain that improve as you climb. And climb you will - with 1,000 feet of elevation gain in just over a mile, this is by far the biggest push of the hike...” Other places to hit * Arroyo Park (https://www.cob.org/documents/parks/parks-trails/trail-guide/interurban.pdf) - Miles of beautiful with inclines and declines and views of Chuckanut Bay. * Northridge Park trail (https://www.cob.org/documents/parks/development/projects/northridge-park-2008-12-03-pub-meeting-trails.pdf)- Half-hour walks quiet serenity among trees up on Barkley HIll. * Cordata Park Trail (https://www.cob.org/documents/parks/parks-trails/trail-guide/cordata.pdf) - Start at West Horton Road, enjoy less-than-a-mile beauty between Cordata Parkway and Aldrich Road. AJ Kiddo Park'n * Star Park (Ferndale) {playground about 12,000 square feet} * http://www.cityofferndale.org/public-works-department/parks-and-recreation/star-park/ * Million Smiles (Lynden) Daytime Adventures: * Tennant Lake (next to Hovander - Ferndale) * Fragrance Garden/ Viewing Tower/ Wetlands (with accessibility accommodations) * https://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/wildlifeareas/whatcom/tennantlake_park.php * Ebey Landing Bluffs (Whidbey Island) [Discover Pass] around 6mile roundtrip/260ft elev. gain * https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/ebeys-landing * There are two ways to access the Bluff Trail ... Connect *AJ*: patreon.com/ajbarse (http://patreon.com/ajbarse) or follow on Instagram (http://instagram.com/ajbarse) @ajbarse AND an all new www.ajbarse.com (http://www.ajbarse.com/) *Chris*: mnmltek.micro.blog (https://mnmltek.micro.blog/) or chrispowell.co (http://www.chrispowell.co/) *Twitter Hashtags*: #bhampodcast and #quietconversation Listen If you're in the Bellingham area, be sure to listen to our show on KMRE 102.3 FM (http://www.kmre.org/bellingham-podcast-media-tech/) Thursdays @ 9:00 am and Saturdays @ 1:30 pm. Talk Got a question about technology or anything else about life in Bellingham? Call 201-731-8324 (tel:2017318324) (TECH) and leave us a voicemail, and ask us nicely! We may include it in one of our future shows. Subscribe iTunes, Google Play Store, Soundcloud, Spreaker, TuneIn, or wherever else you podcast. And check out our website at bellinghampodcast.com (http://bellinghampodcast.com/) read more read less

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