Monday, June 27, 2011

first hike of the season

I think like much of the US, the weather patterns has been a little off this year. I know Seattle has very mild summers but this year it was been slow to warm up. Even though it was still a little damp on Saturday, I still went on a 3.5 mile hike on the popular Mt. Si trail in North Bend. We only went up a little bit of the Mt. Si trail before we veered off onto the Talus Loop. It was a very enjoyable slightly strenuous hike. It was nice not being on the main trail, we only shared the trail with about 6 other hikes.

On our way back down the mountain, I had to constantly step aside to let hiking going up the mountain pass me. Even though we started our hike at 9:30, it was still a little chilly and the entire mountain was covered in fog. Towards the late morning, it felt like I was walking in a greenhouse, so much moisture in the air!
foggy morning hike

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Overall, it was a great hike less than an hour away from the city. I can't wait to go on more hikes. I am always in awe of how GREEN Washington is.

2 comments:

  1. Such pretty pictures! Love the one of the rushing water.

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