Lake 22

Lake 22 is a difficult but rewarding hike off of Mountain Loop Highway outside of Granite Falls. Its peculiar name comes from old railroad or mining crews who named waterways numerically in that area. My mom and I decided to get out of the city and try a hike up north. With raving reviews from […]

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Snow Lake Trail – Partial

The Snow Lake Trail is another extremely popular hike. It is a good length, excessively beautiful, and accessible from the city. The trail in its full length is about 7 miles roundtrip. You can even tack on another 1.5 miles to Gem Lake, and another 2.5 miles beyond that to the High Lakes area. Even […]

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Rattlesnake Ledge Trail – Partial

The whole Rattlesnake area in North Bend is a beloved hiking spot for many. The Rattlesnake Ledge Trail starts in the Cedar Falls area at Rattlesnake Lake and continues beyond the “ledge” nearly to Snoqualmie Casino. However, the Rattlesnake Ledge Trail is only the first two or so miles of this longer trail (Rattlesnake Ridge […]

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Franklin Falls – I’m Back

Oh boy, Spring was a toughie. Right after we got back from Texas in mid-March we both came down with a cold, probably caught on the plane, which got us off-track for a couple weeks. Then, in April we both got a particularly nasty flu. And to top it all off, I developed pneumonia after […]

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Big Tree Trail

Finally! A sunny Seattle day for hiking! Since I have been shut in my house for the last two weeks since my West Tiger #3 adventure, as well as a failed attempt at Chirico Trail, I opted to go for an easy hike up at Tiger today. I’m a sucker for ancient trees, so Big […]

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