Winter has come and we must hike. Not fearing the snow that has already fallen, Loki and I decided to try for Mason Lake. The hike called for a strenuous uphill, 2500′ of elevation gain in just over 3 miles, while trudging through a few inches of accumulated snow. The weather channel was calling for only a 20% chance of precipitation so it was reasonably safe bet we’d get a more realistic 60-70% chance of snow during our hike. Washington […]
On Saturday we ventured out into the cascades once again. This time we were in search of fall colors. We missed the main show by about a week but the fall colors were still out in force. The hike starts deep in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and winds for roughly 2 miles up rough rooted, rocky and wet terrain. As elevation gain isn’t hugely significant for this trail (only 1000′) the hike itself is not too strenuous.
I’ve been so wrapped up with vacations and work that I forgot to post about our hike to Annette Lake with our friend Christy. The hike starts in North Bend just off I-90 and winds up into the mountains for a little over 3.5 miles. The hike itself isn’t too different from most others but there are some really awesome log crossings and beautiful flowers along the way. By the time we reached the lake we couldn’t wait to take […]
Last year we hiked to Bridal Veil Falls and skipped the extra two mile hike to Lake Serene. It’s been on our minds ever since and finally we’ve made it back. The hike was a leg killer but the views at the top of the valley and of the lake are amazing. It’s a totally different world up there. The best part for me were the granite spires looming over the crystal clear waters and the pikas. The pika were […]
Some of you might have noticed the lack of a certain howling commando in our recent hiking photos. Loki sustained a leg injury 2 months ago and it rendered him a stay at home pup. We got him x-rayed and tested but no break or tear was found. He just needed a lot time and rest. We restricted him to super short potty breaks and very little horse play in the apartment (even though he really tried to get us […]
This week is a bit of a weird one. We’ve got unusually intense heat here in Seattle and given that 75% of the Puget Sound population doesn’t have air conditioners (including us), it’s proving to be quite interesting. Even Canada is having issues with the heat. They’ve got seriously huge forest fires sending smoke hundreds of miles down the coast. Seattle seems to be bathing in it. One awesome bi-product of the smoke is amazing sunrises and sunsets. This morning […]