UW Cherry Blossoms are blooming!


Cherry blossoms in full bloom in the Quad on the University of Washington Campus

The cherry blossoms are out on the University of Washington campus and are expected to peak within the next week! This weekend would be a great time to get out to see their beauty and get some nice photos of this fleeting treasure that brings spring to us. The UW has an excellent article about where to see them with a campus map, and how to protect them while visiting. Parking is free on campus on Sundays (and in the afternoon on Saturday). The link light rail to UW station is a fast car free option for getting there.

Interested in some additional outdoor adventure while you’re on campus besides looking at beautiful trees? If so, here are a few ideas for some urban hikes and bike rides near UW:

  1. Enjoy a walk around campus with the extra challenge of climbing and descending many stairs!
  2. Explore the new Arboretum loop trail or 520 bridge trail by bike or walking
  3. Explore the Burke Gilman trail by bike or walking either north towards Magnusson park or south and west towards Fremont and Ballard.

Happy Spring! Longer and warmer days are just around the corner…

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Jennie Thwing Flaming, Chief Adventure Officer: Jennie's life has been a continual quest for adventure (of the non-adrenalin inducing kind) from birth till now. Professionally, she pursues adventures in teaching, counseling and working to obliterate institutional racism for students in our region's public schools and also works as a tour and hiking guide. Previous professional adventures include working in schools in Seattle and Alaska, leading tours and managing tour guides and presenting traveling science shows and lessons with Pacific Science Center. She believes in sharing her beloved Pacific Northwest home with visitors. She likes to be outdoors and spend time with the people she loves. Jennie is born and raised in Seattle and has also lived in Alaska and the Netherlands.