Hiking in North Bend, Washington

You guys. I am so behind in blogging world that I don’t even know where to start! So much has happened in the last few weeks and I need to slowly recap everything and ease back into blogging land. I’m sorry I’ve been so MIA and not up to date.

I really appreciate that you girls are still reading and commenting. I also want to thank the blogging ladies who have filled in for me while I’ve been gone! You girls are the best!! (Ailee, Astleigh,  EmilyJessicaKatieKelley,  LaurenMattieMegan, Molly, and Rachel)

One of the main reasons I haven’t blogged is because we haven’t had internet in our new place until yesterday. We’ve been in Seattle for 10 days now and are settling in. We’ve met up with friends, gone hiking, got library cards, found some new restaurant faves, and have been unpacking like crazy.

Since I’m a little overwhelmed at where to start I’ll start with the hike Dave, Gretchen and I did yesterday. We were planning to do the Middle Forks hike in North Bend, but the road was closed for construction. So we did some on the spot research and decided on the Twin Falls Hike, which is in North Bend as well.

It was beautiful and sunny out and a perfect day for a hike.

sign

We parked at the Homestead Valley Trailhead and purchased the annual discovery pass for $30 which allows access to all the state parks in Washington which is awesome. And the daily pass is $10 so it’s totally worth it. statepark

trail

mini fall

Leading up to the Twin Falls waterfall, along the hike you get little glimpses of the falls at different points. Coming from California where they are going through a drought, it was nice to see a raging waterfall.

falls

There are part of the hike that have stairs which is nice for when the leaves are wet and a little slippery. It’s a great workout and parts of the hike have great incline. stairs

bridge

I mentioned in a past post but in case you missed it, Gretchen is my friend from 7th grade. She is one of my oldest friends who I still keep in touch with. We moved to Seattle within two weeks of each other and it’s been so fun to explore and hike with her. Growing up in Illinois did not look like it does in Washington, so it’s fun to appreciate the beautiful landscape with her. gretch

This Twin Falls waterfall is the end of the 3.5 mile loop.

twin falls

I just love the moss on the trees up here, it’s so pretty!

dave

We finished our hike around 11:30 and went into town and ate crepes. 🙂

ecl

I got sweet crepes with berries and whip cream and Gretchen and Dave both got the chicken, spinach and feta cheese crepes. They were all very light and delicious and not overly filling.

feta

berries

Since Gretchen and I are job hunting and Dave is off of work until next week, it’s fun to get out during the day and enjoy the beautifulness that is the state of Washington. There is so much to see and do and we are so excited to explore more and have more days like this.

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6 thoughts on “Hiking in North Bend, Washington

  1. My Urban Family

    That looks like such an amazing day! I love hikes like that – still a workout, but stairs for when the ground gets tough 🙂

  2. Pingback: Friday Favorites: Washington State Edition | Say Yes to Happy

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