Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hiking season is back!

Today we finally went on our first hike of the year and I am so excited about getting back outside and exploring again. I had forgotten about how much I love it!

We went to Rattlesnake Ledge which is only 4 miles round trip, and it's pretty easy.

The sun was out in Seattle so I got a little excited, but on the 30-mile drive there, I drove through heavy rain showers, then sun, then grey skies, so I had no idea what to expect.

Unfortunately, when I got there, I noticed some snow on the ground. Uh oh! Despite the cold and getting hit with snowballs (as it melted off the trees) it was a good hike and we had a great time! We didn't linger long at the top because the view was obstructed by clouds, it was cold, and there was a good 3-4 inches of snow.
Meeting up
Doggy friends (left to right) Shadow, Daisy, and Jack
What's up with this snow?!
Jack checking out the nice view from the top

I'm looking forward to many more hikes this year!

UPDATE: Added photo of me and Ellie at the top! :)


  1. Looks like you had a great time hiking. Love your friends, all so cute. :)

  2. What a great hike. 4 miles, bet there were tons of great smells
    Benny & Lily

  3. That looks awesome - you need to tell me where that is. Sounds like the perfect starter hike.