My First Hike in Pacific Northwest

One of the good things about my job is our schedule. I work a 12-hr shift for two days and two nights and then five days off. So when my first ever vacation request got approved on my new job, I didn’t hesitate to book a flight to Seattle. It was the end of March, two weeks before my birthday, when I visited this rainy city. It was a good breather after working so much during the winter months.

A Seattle trip wouldn’t be complete without a hike. It was the end of winter so most trails were still covered with snow. We were fortunate that this trail was well-maintained and open during our visit. We left Seattle and drove east to Snoqualmie Region, North Bend area. It took us about at least 45 minutes to get there.

Rattlesnake Ledge is an easy 6.5-km/4-mile hike that gives amazing panoramic views of Mount Si, Mount Washington, Cedar Lake and Rattlesnake Lake.

It rained and hailed during our hike plus there were still some snow on the trail. So make sure to wear appropriate clothing and shoes when hiking this trail. This is considered a moderate hike as it was steep on the way up.

This is a very popular trail and it could get really crowded; so we took our time when we were at the top.

Washington state will always be special to me. I even told Ivan that if I am to move south, I want to live in this state. I really hope to come back next summer and visit all the national parks.

Washington Trails Association provides the best information about all the trails in Washington. It helps a lot when you do your research prior to hiking any trails. Most parks have an information centre you could stop by to give you the latest condition of the park.

Disclaimer: All opinions and views on this post are my own. Copyright all pictures by Kathleen of I Am Miss Adventures.

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Hi! My name is Kathleen and I’m the “Miss” behind this blog. I am a 29-year-old wanderer and story teller based in Toronto, Canada. I work in healthcare for a living and try to enjoy the outdoors during my free time.

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