Snoqualmie Tunnel

Snoqualmie Tunnel

Want a great, spooky hike for Halloween night? Look no further than the Snoqualmie Tunnel. Part of the 110 mile long Iron Horse trail, this 2.3 mile long tunnel cuts under Mount Hyak and the Summit at Snoqualmie ski area. The tunnel was constructed during 1912-1914 in order to allow trains to easily cross the pass while avoiding avalanches and deep snow. For Halloween 2013 we rounded up a group of our friends to tackle this hike. We figured since we’ll be in a tunnel we won’t miss any scenery by going in the dark. Plus it adds to the spookiness! All of us met at…

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Mount Pilchuck

Mount Pilchuck

A thick fog engulfed the trail and there was a definite chill in the air as we set off from the trailhead for Mount Pilchuck. We hoped that upon reaching the summit of the mountain at 5,324 feet we would find ourselves above the fog with glorious views of mountains floating above the clouds. We began the trek up the 2200 feet of elevation gain in just under 3 miles and were soon huffing and puffing. We had gotten a late start to the day and didn’t reach the trailhead until a little after 11:00. Though foggy and rainy the…

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Blanca Lake

Blanca Lake

Last week we hiked up to a peak. This week we decided to hit another hike on Bobby’s bucket list, Blanca Lake. It’s a tough trek with over 3000 feet of elevation gain but the spectacular setting you find yourself in after a lot of hard work makes the difficult hike well worth it! We headed out Saturday morning with our friends, Jason and Stacey. The drive to the trailhead from Seattle is a 2+ hour journey. The access to the trailhead includes a half an hour on gravel roads that were fairly potholed so be sure to keep that…

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Granite Mountain

Granite Mountain

After my two week absence I was finally back in Washington and ready to go hiking and be welcomed home by the mountains I love so much. Bobby had been wanting to hike to the summit of Granite Mountain all summer. Due to it’s popularity we had been putting it off, however we decided it was high time we braved the crowds and headed up. We arrived at the trailhead at half past nine and were glad to see that there were still some spots left in the parking lot. This trail’s popularity causes the lot to overflow quickly. We…

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