The weekends tend to just come and go so quickly because of how busy I am with Sean, my boyfriend. We’ve made the effort to get outside on our Saturdays and go hiking to take advantage of the mountain scenery here near Seattle. After a accomplishing a couple of the hikes we’re already hooked and it has become one of our favorite ways to spend a Saturday.
Yesterday we conquered the Poo Poo Point trail in Issaquah. It’s one of the shorter trails of around 3.4 mi round trip and an elevation gain of 1760 ft. Before reaching the top we stopped at the first lookout to take in the magical view of Mount Rainer in the distance. Even from afar we felt overwhelmed by its massiveness sitting in the middle of this mountainous landscape.
The most unique part of the trail was the last part of the climb finishing near the paraglide take off. One by one gliders would ready their shoot and launch themselves off the edge of the mountain and glide out into the air. It was mesmerizing to watch them float higher above us with the view of Lake Sammamish in the background.
Hiking has become one of the best things we’ve enjoyed most about living in this new city. To pack up and take a quick drive on a Saturday and spend the whole day outside climbing mountains, there’s nothing better.
To read more about trails here in Washington visit www.wta.org. This has been the site I’ve used to research and find all our hikes so far.