Saturday, August 8, 2009

Little Si

Another day off work, another hike. Last Friday we hiked Little Si, near North Bend. Little Si is overshadowed (literally) by it's larger neighbor, Mt. Si, but it still turned out to be quite the hike. It was a little tough, and although I know difficulty level is subjective, I would not have called it "easy" as our guidebook had. Definitely worth it with the really great views from the summit, however.

The terrain was different from most of the hikes we've done together. This hike had a lot of rock, dusty paths, different plants, and a less dense forest. We did not, however, have to climb any rocks like Rob is faking here:

That silly business is left to these shirtless men:(what I want to know is, how does the rope they use to climb get up there in the first place!?)The rocks we climbed were more like this, thank goodness:

The summit:

Rob at the summit, with Mt. Si in the background. Because of the weather, we couldn't see the top of Mt. Si. It might have been worth it, with the effects the clouds had. Vampire-esque.
The overhang was thrilling.

For Rob, not so much (not the biggest fan of heights).Totally worth the view.
After conquering Little Si, we headed to Snoqualmie Falls:

We are not super two-hikes-in-one-day-ers, so lucky for us, we had recently been told the secret of the parking lot at the bottom of the hill to the falls. This boardwalk is the only "hiking" we had to do to view the beautiful Falls:Also part of the boardwalk to the falls, and a lot like how prison must feel:

A very wonderful day, oh how we love summer (even overcast Seattle summers)
And oh how I love you, best hiking partner ever.


Olivia Carter said...

What that looks like so much fun. I'm not a big hiker myself but I love the views- just not the work.

And that prison tunnel thing. Very cool.

The Quigleys said...

Why do you never invite us on any of your fun adventures.