I have been meaning to get the new hiking season started on the blog for the last three weeks, and now I am finally doing it. In between a lot of rain—yesterday we set a new record for rainfall for February through July (in May)—Mr D and I have gone on three hikes.
The first of these hikes happened on April 30, a gorgeous, sunny day. We had a lot of things going on at home that day, so we opted for a short hike (about 5 miles round trip) up to Rattlesnake Ledge in the morning. It was a Wednesday, so we thought that it wouldn't be too crowded, and it wasn't, but we still saw a lot of people on the way up and down and at the top. I don't think that hike is ever completely solitary...
Because the hike was planned to be short, I took very few photographs, but it wouldn't be a hike to the Ledge without a shot of the spectacular view across the Snoqualmie Valley to Mount Si:
The only other photo I took happened at the end of the hike, on the shore of beautiful Rattlesnake Lake. What a vista!
I know this isn't the most exciting hiking post, but there are more hikes on the horizon, so stay tuned!