PNW, Outdoor Life.
One of the coolest things that I've learned about Seattle is that you can drive like 30-60 minutes outside the city and there are all of these awesome hikes in the mountains! I love that. On this day we went to Wallace Falls State Park, located in the Central Cascades, for our hike.
Before I get too far into it, I just want to touch on the Seattle weather. Just so you know, we were there mid-March. People always think the weather is crappy, but it's actually not. It's a very temperate climate so there aren't huge changes in temperature. While we were there, I think it rained everyday, but only for a brief period of time...and it's not the type of rain that you think of if you're from the Midwest. It's more like a mist. It didn't stop us from doing anything. It really didn't even bother us and we were walking around outside all day in the city and stuff. But also while we were there, I think the sun was out everyday as well. On the day of our hike, the weather was absolutely amazing. I had no idea what it would be like climbing so I packed like so many layers and stuff, but I ended up shedding them all at the top.
The hike was very cool. The Seattle forestry is a lot different than what I'm used to in Indiana. Everything is super green and mossy. I loved it. The trail climbing up the mountain was cool because there were a lot of lookout points. Looking out at what? The waterfall of course!! You'll see from the pictures that it was so cool. I'm a sucker for a good waterfall and this one was great. The hike in total was about 5.5 miles round trip, so a decent hike, but not too lengthy. And I would say it wasn't that difficult. There were short portions when the incline was steep, but overall it was pretty easy. When we got to the top and the sun was shining and the view was beautiful...it was a very satisfying feeling. Being outdoors in a beautiful setting....it's good for the soul man. Anyway, check out the pics and if you have any more questions just ask!!