Centennial Trail (Mar 8, 2015)

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centennial_trail_coverConditions: bike ride
Gear: a bike (of course)
Map: n/a
Area: Snohomish to Arlington, WA
Reference: n/a
Stats: 30.7mi, 521' gain (round trip)

Wow...what a gorgeous day for a bike ride. I've been wanting to get out for a longer trip. I'm not much of a bike the road type person. I'm a bit too skittish around cars. But this trail is one reason I like living where I do. I have the best of both worlds. A bit of the urban, a bit of the country. No...this is not the Donny and Marie Show :)

The start of the Centennial Trail on the south end is right in Snohomish. I like to start at the Pilchuck trailhead but a bit further north. I got a bit of a later start than I had planned but that's OK, I was on my bike peddling north around noon. Temps were about perfect, a bit on the chilly side if I wasn't moving, but great when I was moving. Just cool enough that I wasn't too warm. Sun was out, blue skies above, bullfrogs croaking and birds chirping...it doesn't get much better.

I biked straight through up to Lake Cassidy which is always a nice place for a stop. I secured my bike and took my lunch out towards the end of the dock and had a nice place for lunch.

After lunch I was back on the bike still heading north. I wanted to get around 30 miles in today. My turnaround spot was the trailhead off Armar Road about 5 miles south of Arlington. Heading south I took another short break at Lake Cassidy and then time to head back to Pilchuck trailhead.
 
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