Another good winter hike from Seattle is Mt. Si, which at 3,900 feet towers over the towns of Snoqualmie and North Bend. It's 4 miles to the top and fairly steep, gaining over 3,100 feet of elevation. I went with some girlfriends on Monday, an exceptionally warm day for January. It was sunny, mild, and clear. The view from the top is pretty sweet- Mt. Rainier, the Cascades, and back over to Seattle, Bellevue, and Puget Sound.
I'm a writer and editor in Seattle. I started this blog in 2008 to chronicle my travels in Latin America, and continued writing through jaunts in Europe and Asia.
Now I'm back where I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and can't stop hiking to fire lookouts in the Cascade Mountains.