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Heather Lake,
4.6 miles R/T,1100 elevation gain,highest point 2500 feet.Easy
Appointment 9:30 at Verlot Public Service,15 min waiting time
Northwest Forest Pass is required
Take hwy 9 north,turn on hwy 92 to Granite Falls,at the end of the road turn left and drive 12 miles to the Verlot Public Service
Ciao Edmondo

Please  confirm by Saturday by 6 PM if you are coming and
check your email Sunday morning in case of an emergency change.


Sunday 18
Sauk Mt.  4.2 miles R/T,1190 feet elevation gain,5537feet highest point.Moderate hike
Enjoy amazing views of the Sauk and Skagit river basins, and that's just from the trailhead parking lot! From the summit of this former fire lookout the views are beyond amazing.
Appointment at 10:00 at the parking lot,15 min. waiting time
Northwest Forest Pass is required,dogs allowed
From Burlington (exit 230 on I-5), head east on the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) for 36.5 miles to the Rockport State Park boundary at milepost 96 (7 miles east of Concrete and 1.5 miles west of the junction with SR 530). Turn left onto Forest Road 1030 (signed "Sauk Mountain Road"). Follow this steep road for 7.5 miles to a fork. Bear right and continue 0.25 mile to the trailhead (elev. 4350 ft). Privy available.

Ciao Edmondo

Please  confirm by Saturday by 6PM if you are coming and
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This is a hike with CAI-PNW but everybody is welcome

August 10, 2003
Destination:  Naches Peak Loop
Classification:  easy,
Distance/Time:  4&1/2 miles RT
Elevation gain:  700 feet
High point: 6000 feet

The snow-free loop trail leaves Tipsoo Lake and meanders through meadows that offer some of the best views of Mount Rainier found anywhere. The route is relatively flat--it rolls up and down but has no ridiculously steep sections and only a few real climbs.

Please  confirm by Thursday 6 PM  if you are coming and will send you the detail of meeting point and direction

Ciao Edmondo

Hike to Lake Valhalla

Sunday August 4

Lake Valhalla: 5.8 miles R/T   800 feet elevation gain. 
Very  pretty lake with a nice beach. Easy hike

Appointment at  at the trail head.
15 min. waiting time

Northwest Forest Pass is required

Direction : From Seattle take Highway 2 East. Follow the Highway and turn left onto Smithbrook Road #6700 about 0.6 mile after mile post 68. Gravel road starts immediately. Continue on for 3.1 miles to Smithbrook Trail trailhead on the left side of the road. 
Bring some mosquitoes repellent.

Ciao Edmondo

Cell. 206-669-4489
Please  confirm by Saturday 6 PM if you are coming and
check your email Sunday morning in case of an emergency change.

Real Italian Pasta

This is  the best handmade Italian pasta. Thank you Samuele for keep the Italian tradition alive.

We created Pasteria Lucchese to share our love and passion of Italian foods with you all.
Phone: 206-618-3522
206-388-872 2Ciao a tutti!  
Pasteria Lucchese specializes in handmade pastas, sauces and desserts.
Currently, we can be found at the Ballard Farmers Market Sundays 10-3pm Year-Round.
Summer Farmer Market
Tuesdays Crossroads Bellevue Market                  12-6:30
Wednesdays Wallingford Farmers Market,       3:30-7pm, May 29–September 25, 2013
Thursdays     Queen Anne Farmers  Market,     3-7pm, June 6–October 31, 2013
Fridays Madison/Madrona Farmers Market,  3-7pm, May 17-September 27, 2013
Saturdays Edmonds Farmers Market,     9am–2pm, May 6–June 24, and 9am–3pm, July 1–October 7 2013
Sundays Ballard Farmers Market,  10am–3pm, year round

Lake Forest Park Farmers Market,   11am–4pm, May 12–October 20, 2013

Foto passeggiata a Cristal Lake


Hiking to Heather Lake

Saturday29 Giugno

Heather Lake5 miles R/T 
1100 feet elevation gain, easy to moderate

Appointment at9:30at Verlot Public Service,10 minutes waiting time
Northwest Forest Pass is required

Driving Directions:
From Granite Falls go to the end of town and follow the Mountain Loop Highway east to Verlot Public Service Center,11 miles from Granite Falls
33515 Mtn. Loop Highway
Granite Falls
Ciao Edmondo

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia

Abbiamo il piacere di comunicarvi che il Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia ha indetto il nuovo bando di concorso per il triennio 2014 - 2016. Le selezioni sono aperte agli aspiranti registi, sceneggiatori, produttori, attori, montatori, fotografi, costumisti, scenografi e tecnici del suono. La scadenza per la presentazione delle domande √® prevista per il 22 luglio 2013. Potrete trovare tutte le informazioni relative alle modalit√† delle selezioni sul sito

City of Seattle is recognizing our Sister City Perugia

This is an announcement that the City of Seattle is recognizing our Sister City Perugia, Italy, in a reception at City Hall on May 9, from 6-8:30 PM:

Each year, the city honors four sister cities out of 21 that participate in the Seattle Sister Cities program. Each of the four honored cities provides entertainment from its region (Perugia will have an opera singer) and recipes for an international buffet. Carl Spence, artistic director of the Seattle International Film Festival, will speak briefly about the film festival and how other cultures can be explored and better understood through film.

The cost is $30 for adults, or $25 for members of any of the 21 sister city organizations. Lots of great raffle items will be available. Raffle tickets sold at the event are $5 each or 5 for $20. This is the primary fundraiser held for Seattle's Sister Cities program.
More information and a list of raffle prizes at: