One of the things we’re going to do is hike up the mountains in Oahu and Maui, so I figured it would be good to get some practice doing so while here in Seattle. I had actually not gone hiking in Seattle (but have gone snowshoeing!) so it was also my very first Pacific Northwest hiking adventure.
A couple of my coworkers were going to Rattlesnake Ridge in North Bend, WA, so I decided to invite a couple of friends, Brandon and Stuart, to come with.
Stuart rescuing Sammy the Salamander (we think he was Sally the Salamander’s boyfriend)
Awesome views from Rattlesnake Ledge
Venturing off to the far side.
Popular lunch site overlooking Rattlesnake Lake. Too bad we didn’t stay long since we had to rescue Stuart from the caves below.