Comments on: West Seattle weekend scene: Turnpike in the Greenbelt http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/west-seattle-weekend-scene-turnpike-in-the-greenbelt/ West Seattle news, 24/7 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 04:05:54 +0100 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: Alan http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/west-seattle-weekend-scene-turnpike-in-the-greenbelt/#comment-1206168 Alan Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:25:18 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=262284#comment-1206168 Thank you, Gatewood mom. I was looking on the wrong end of campus. Thank you, Gatewood mom. I was looking on the wrong end of campus.

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By: Gate wood mom http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/west-seattle-weekend-scene-turnpike-in-the-greenbelt/#comment-1206114 Gate wood mom Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:36:57 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=262284#comment-1206114 Go to the north parking lot entrance and follow the road to the east. it curves to the south and ends in the cul de sac. The trail section is just over the hill at the south end of campus. Go to the north parking lot entrance and follow the road to the east. it curves to the south and ends in the cul de sac. The trail section is just over the hill at the south end of campus.

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By: Alan http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/west-seattle-weekend-scene-turnpike-in-the-greenbelt/#comment-1205886 Alan Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:20:47 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=262284#comment-1205886 Can you tell me where this trail is? I walked through the area around the time this project would have been wrapping up, but didn't see anything. Since they met in the North parking lot, I'm hoping that it is related to a trail that had become overgrown, North of the Chinese Garden. Can you tell me where this trail is? I walked through the area around the time this project would have been wrapping up, but didn’t see anything. Since they met in the North parking lot, I’m hoping that it is related to a trail that had become overgrown, North of the Chinese Garden.

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By: westseattledood http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/west-seattle-weekend-scene-turnpike-in-the-greenbelt/#comment-1205063 westseattledood Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:53:15 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=262284#comment-1205063 Thanks to the team for their great contribution to our trail system. It is kind of difficult to know for certain from this picture, but if that yellow-jacketed fellow is Joachim, we all owe him a big thanks as well. He leads lots of volunteer work groups and they are knocking out the turnpikes all over the greenbelt. The result of this wonderful Eagles team and the other groups is that we have great access year round. Priceless. So thanks Eagles and Joachim and son and whomever else is doing the hard work down in the woods. I really appreciate being able to get down there with my dog without going through swampland. You all are leaving a great legacy for your community! Thanks to the team for their great contribution to our trail system. It is kind of difficult to know for certain from this picture, but if that yellow-jacketed fellow is Joachim, we all owe him a big thanks as well. He leads lots of volunteer work groups and they are knocking out the turnpikes all over the greenbelt. The result of this wonderful Eagles team and the other groups is that we have great access year round. Priceless. So thanks Eagles and Joachim and son and whomever else is doing the hard work down in the woods. I really appreciate being able to get down there with my dog without going through swampland. You all are leaving a great legacy for your community!

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By: Amber http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/west-seattle-weekend-scene-turnpike-in-the-greenbelt/#comment-1205038 Amber Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:37:16 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=262284#comment-1205038 Great job Tristan, now more people can enjoy this area. Great job Tristan, now more people can enjoy this area.

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By: Eaglelover http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/west-seattle-weekend-scene-turnpike-in-the-greenbelt/#comment-1205019 Eaglelover Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:24:19 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=262284#comment-1205019 Saw your work recently, thanks for helping. MTN biked there recently, fun stuff. Saw your work recently, thanks for helping. MTN biked there recently, fun stuff.

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By: Rebecca http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/west-seattle-weekend-scene-turnpike-in-the-greenbelt/#comment-1204858 Rebecca Mon, 20 Jan 2014 01:18:51 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=262284#comment-1204858 Congrats on your Eagle! Thanks for thinking of ways to help West Seattle! Congrats on your Eagle! Thanks for thinking of ways to help West Seattle!

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By: cjboffoli http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/west-seattle-weekend-scene-turnpike-in-the-greenbelt/#comment-1204835 cjboffoli Mon, 20 Jan 2014 00:45:42 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=262284#comment-1204835 I looked up the word too the other day when I saw your original report as I hadn't heard of this use either. I was interested to find some info about the origin of the word 'turnpike' suggesting that the word apparently originated in the fifteenth century as a name for a spiked barrier. A couple hundred years later spiked barriers that could be turned to move out of the way were used on toll roads and the name stuck as a reference to the thoroughfare itself. I looked up the word too the other day when I saw your original report as I hadn’t heard of this use either. I was interested to find some info about the origin of the word ‘turnpike’ suggesting that the word apparently originated in the fifteenth century as a name for a spiked barrier. A couple hundred years later spiked barriers that could be turned to move out of the way were used on toll roads and the name stuck as a reference to the thoroughfare itself.

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