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To say I love pie is an understatement. They are hands down my favorite dessert. I am especially fond of fresh fruit pies and have devoted hours to picking blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and huckleberries for the sole purpose of turning them into pies.
My partner Steve is an amazing pie baker (his wild huckleberry pie is consistently a top draw at our annual auction) and indulges me with a birthday pie every year. He’s convinced that his pies are the key to my heart. He’s right.
I am always searching for a good pie and I have planned recreation destinations around pie. For instance, some of my Mount Rainier hikes and cross-country ski tours were chosen because I could reward myself afterwards with a slice of blackberry pie from the Copper Creek Inn in Ashford. Yum!
And of course I will bike for pie. How far will I bike for a tasty slice of pie? I once pedaled from my apartment in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood to the Snohomish Pie Company in historic downtown Snohomish—a round-trip distance of about 72 miles. I followed the Burke-Gilman and Sammamish River Trails to Woodinville, then navigated a mix of roads through suburbia until I reached the picturesque Snohomish Valley.
Last year, Snohomish County purchased the railroad right-of-way that will extend the county’s beloved Centennial Trail from the town of Snohomish south to the King County line. When that new trail is built, I may again bike to Snohomish for another slice of pie!
Tell us your pie story. Where and how far have you biked for pie?
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Blog Posts to Inspire Your Snohomish County Bicycle Trip
- 30 Days of Biking: Snohomish
- Celebrate the Past and Present of Snohomish County’s Centennial Trail
- Explore Snohomish County on McClinchy Mile Bike Ride
- Tacoma, Snohomish Join the Ranks of Bicycle-Friendly Communities