Washingtonians were out in droves. My friend and I and our dogs took a walk on the Chehalis Western Trail and it was amazing the number of people. I believe we have learned to take advantage of good weather here in Washington.
The historic Chehalis Western Railroad, which operated from 1926 through the mid-1980's, has now become the Chehalis Western Trail. The trail runs north-south through the heart of Thurston County and links up with the County-owned 14.5-mile Yelm-Tenino Trail. It passes through a variety of ecosystems and environments in both the urban and rural areas of the County. It provides access to over 170-acres of park land including nearly two miles of frontage along the Deschutes River, and features access to the Puget Sound, Chambers Lake, wetlands, forests, farmland, creeks, prairies, and other habitats.
Although I did see people in shorts and short sleeves today