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Lake 22

For my birthday hike, Nick and I went to Lake 22. I’ve actually done the hike before, though I was too young to remember it. I can’t believe that my 83-year-old great-grandmother hiked Lake 22 on that trip. O_O Lake 22 hike statistics*: Roundtrip: 5.4 miles Elevation gain: 1350 ft Highest point: 2400 feet * These stats were taken from the … Continue reading »

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Discovery Park

With last weekend’s sunny 70 degree weather, Nick and I wanted to be sure to go out and enjoy it. We were planning on hiking either Twin Falls or Cedar Butte, but we heard I-90 was going to be down to one lane for construction… so we nixed that idea and went to Discovery Park instead. … Continue reading »

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Heybrook Lookout

There are a lot of great hiking trails near my grandparents’ cabin and since we were going to be up there for Easter on Sunday, we figured we’d make a weekend out of it. On Saturday, we hiked Heybrook Lookout and then went to the cabin to relax and spend the night. Heybrook Lookout hike statistics*: Roundtrip: 2.6 miles … Continue reading »

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Poo Poo Point

Our winter has continued to be unusually warm. Temperatures have been in the 50’s and even low 60’s some days, so it has been great hiking weather. Nick had the day off on Monday for Presidents’ Day, so we decided to tackle Poo Poo Point, our most difficult hike yet. Poo Poo Point hike statistics* (via High School … Continue reading »

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Cougar Mountain

It’s weird to keep hearing about the “dangerous and crippling Snowmageddon blizzard” headed to Northeastern US when it’s been sunny and in the 60’s here in Seattle. Wanting to take advantage of the ridiculously nice winter weather, Nick and I went for a hike on Cougar Mountain on Sunday. Our* Cougar Mountain hike statistics: Roundtrip: … Continue reading »

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Cherry Creek Falls

On Sunday, Nick and I hiked Cherry Creek Falls in Duvall (about a 45 minute drive from home). It was a sunny day with temperatures in the low 70’s, so I thought it’d be a good day for a hike. Cherry Creek Falls statistics*: Roundtrip: 5.0 miles Elevation gain: 450 feet Highest point: 705 feet … Continue reading »

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Wallace Falls

Two weeks ago, while Nick’s mom was visiting us, we drove up to the tiny town of Gold Bar and hiked Wallace Falls. Wallace Falls features a 265-foot waterfall along with several smaller falls. Wallace Falls Statistics: Roundtrip: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1300 ft Highest Point: 1570 ft One really neat thing about Wallace Falls is that you … Continue reading »

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Rattlesnake Ledge

On Saturday, Nick and I hiked Rattlesnake Ledge in North Bend (about an hour away). The weather was sunny and warm, so it was a perfect day to be outdoors. Rattlesnake Ledge Statistics: Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1160 ft Highest Point: 2078 ft Rattlesnake Ledge is popular because of its proximity to Seattle and … Continue reading »

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Big Four Ice Caves

Nick and I had a mini vacation over the weekend at my grandparents’ beautiful log cabin about an hour away. The cabin is on a lake and it’s quiet and pretty isolated; Nick and I don’t even get phone service up there, so we were off the grid all weekend. We invited Amanda and our … Continue reading »

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