I’m still recovering from our jam packed weekend, but it sure was fun. I’m definitely feeling 30, which I know isn’t old at all, but someone needs to tell my thighs & calves that.
We drove to North Bend and decided to tackle Rattlesnake Ledge. It’s 1.9 miles, so not bad at all for our first hike, and all of the Yelp reviews said it was a good choice for beginners. Except that, those Yelp reviewers probably didn’t take 3 boys who were running up the mountain, while the adults are just trying to keep up.
The view from the top was well worth the sweat and rolled ankles though.
We first stopped off at Snoqualmie Point Park, mainly because we took a wrong turn and just happened to stumble upon this place.
Aidon is just pointing out to Trenton where we’re at on the map. Just kidding. He was probably just wiping a booger on there or something.
Back on the road. After a quick stop for sandwiches, we found it!
Savannah is super excited and ready to go. 🙂
I’m going to save you a lot of the sweaty details and jump straight to the top. If only it was really this easy.
But just LOOK at this view. It doesn’t get much better than this.
So humbling to stand at the top and look out at this.
Family photo at the top. I look nervous, because I am extremely afraid of heights and I was a mess having my kids up there. At one point Trenton got a little too close to the edge (mind you he was walking backwards too) and I became THAT parent at the top of the mountain. I feel no shame. My kid is safe. Embarrassed to be seen with me, but safe nonetheless.
Once back at the bottom, it was time to cool off in the lake.
I love these candid shots of the boys. These are their real smiles, nothing posed, and 100% just having fun.
This photo looks amazing in black and white. It’s already framed, in the dining room. 🙂
This next photo is hands down, my favorite picture of them. Possibly this year. Maybe even to date. Life is good, just sittin’ on a log and lovin’ life.
We had a lot of fun on this hike, and we’re already researching our next one. We’re looking at Mount Rainier, but I’m always open to suggestions! Just remember, we have 3 boys that like to run and I have seemed to develop some sort of asthma trying to chase them. Not really, but just keep that in mind. 🙂