I give you: two attempts of hiking Rattlesnake Ledge in Snoqualmie, WA.
Truth be told, we set out to hike this ridge early Sunday morning before church, but got lost. We hiked around almost the entire lake at the base, trying to find the trailhead. After about an hour, we finally found the right trail, but we didn’t have enough time to hike up before church. We managed to snap some shots despite the failed attempt to hike to Rattlesnake Ledge.
The rising sun and frozen tundra was a Beautiful (with a capital B) sight to take in. Thankfully, Jordan was willing to snap these photos. I’ll admit, the cold inhibited my motivation to get out my camera. I did snap a few on film, I sure hope they turned out. Cus it was DANG COLD. (I look pretty miserable in that photo).
Once we finally found the right trail, we hiked up maybe a quarter mile.
We were pretty bummed/annoyed that it took so long to find the actual trail. SO we resolved to try again the next day (minus Dad, since he had to work. Boo).
So, here is Rattlesnake Ledge, Second Attempt:
It wasn’t quite as picturesque, since the sun wasn’t shining, and a bit of snow had melted. But it was still worth it. I just LOVE how high those trees tower over throughout the hike. Like a big blanket. Of tall trees.
Aaaaand the top!
So my parents did this hike again today (since Dad had to miss out on round 2). They were a bit more successful finding “The View.” You see, I did this hike back in high school, and I remembered a rocky area that overlooked the lake. It’s an awesome view, and I was anxious to see it this time around. But once we reached the ‘top’ this outlook I was imagining was nowhere to be seen. I talked to my mom this morning after their hike, and she told me that if we would have just gone to the right of where these photos were, we would have found that look out.
ALAS. Third time’s a charm.