The Duwamish River has mystery around it. There is a conundrum of industry and nature along its banks. Please go with me on an adventure trekking the length of her. We will start at a place I consider her transformation from the Green River to the Duwamish. This place has a large rock at low tide and at one time my senses tell me it was the end of large vessel navigation.
This quest is not as easy as my Green River Trail project. The path along the river bank does not exist in a continuous groomed manner on the Duwamish. You will hear me refer to the sign that is the end or beginning of the Green River Trail. That is the place where following the river becomes more of an adventure.
Here is a listing of my blog posts. As I traverse the only river in Seattle I will add to this list, so do come back to use this as a guide. Do be kind to the river and then she will be kind to you! Join in her revitalization by joining any of the groups helping restore her glory.
Duwamish Adventure Begins – Duwamish Adventure – Chapter 1
This is the kickoff post of my adventure. It traverses the river from the Cecil Moses Park to the south side of Turning Basin #3. You will see some hidden stairs, the back of the USPS center, Oxbow Boeing bridge and walking trail plus my getting stuck in the muck.
Duwamish River’s Rich and Homeless – Duwamish Adventure – Chapter 2
This last couple of weeks I walked several times from the Turning Basin #3 up through Southpark to the 14th Avenue South Bridge. I was struck by the mixture of use the river has on it. The Green River Trail was mostly natural with a splattering of warehouses and homes. The Duwamish is so different. Check out the spectacular yachts right next to those less fortunate.
Duwamish River Electrified – Duwamish Adventure – Chapter 3
Got your attention! This article is not about the river being live with electricity but rather about a City Light substation wedged between the river and freeway. Remember how I stated I had to be inventive on my quest to get to the river bank? This article not only will show you the massive wires and transformers but also how I got to the bank.
Duwamish Industry and Houses Southpark –
As I traipsed along the river I collected a collection of photos of the mixed use the river has. This article gives you a glimpse of that variety. In some places I only could get a glimpse of the river but then others I gloried in her nearness.
Southpark Bridge across Duwamish River – Duwamish Adventure – Chapter 5
The Duwamish River has had a bridge at 14th Avenue South for many years. Recently, the old one was closed due to disrepair. After a lot of politics the money was raised to build a new bridge. On my walk along the river, I came upon this lovely new bridge and a well designed and informative park built under and around it.
Sights in Southpark – Duwamish Adventure – Chapter 6
When I walk I often find fun things that I have to share. This chapter is more about the town of Southpark and some quirky things found while seeking out the river bank.
Check out the Green River Trail Quest series of posts. You will find it a combination of history, nature and manmade finds that follows this trail from beginning in Seattle to south Kent.