Hiking Mount Si, Washington

A few Saturday mornings ago, we went hiking on with our friend Hayes and his dog Boda. And on the way Boda was leaning on Dave’s shoulder while he was driving, it was so sweet. afKUxoZP16s23Gdr8cjnz0pbZIBIN0BpzjmjMC2rAw3G7Ej4P-xwBIwy8ZInX1RJlSdMFYXaF3Wduwq98ItcodzHAG47q-CXLVxHRnLho55aufIVLibZOfhKJE30VgBbcVkVhaaqOzWJ5HBfkboABlVdDoDBi7Z1iMIE-x6oBjgW6tNhkmvG8zub4opUjboHTlpAMYilJt_3_zr99AzdhDRwkZCoBKghn3oM

We have heard about Mount Si and have wanted to hike it for a little while. There are a few trails you can take and we started on the Little Si Trail.

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Dave and Hayes have a lot in common and share similar interests. They even unknowingly bought the same backpack. 🙂

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We did an 8 mile hike. The longest hike I’ve ever done. We hiked Saturday and I was still sore on Monday. It took us 4 1/2 hours from start to finish. We started at 10:30am and finished at 3pm. It rained on and off and snowed a little too.

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The way up was pretty steep at parts. It was a great leg workout. I’ve been a FitBit user since Thanksgiving and this day was the most steps I’ve gotten in a day, 23,842! And since I work in an office, most days I struggle just to get 10,000 steps in, to put things in perspective. I’m sure lots of you get more than 10,000 steps a day but me, not so much. I’m happy when I meet that goal. rRnx3TcLeyn9XWGfy4NXILidYB_tClU4VxbFgok8QKK6qetsw9HTqzIimn0peIHem1VxFh9rNGoRXAiI01iQdDl6IIcVJK5OsZ-V9rqsxMsZ-l0UQxbuKkYzn2E9zoGF0ogHM4OZbr00IulVFJmk7HN9GRkHaAabQxEXGFJihyLbcdaBXPAicBpFfeAnUUIWGsZ7_5VZAeUT5HoHRr8LkhWW8C2o8WN8edzs

It was a little foggy closer to the top but still so pretty.

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Right when we go to the top, it started snowing, it was a little chilly but so fun. I actually miss the snow a little being a Seattle-ite now vs a Chicagoan.

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On the way down, we started chatting with this guy. We ended up taking the wrong route back down the mountain so that guy offered us a ride back to the other parking lot where our car was. It was so nice of him. And it is the first time I’ve ‘hitchhiked’ or gotten a ride from someone I barely know. Good thing it turned out a-ok. 🙂

 

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It was a really nice, semi-challenging hike. It’s definitely a good one to train on. We had a great time and are going to try and hike most Saturday mornings/weekends. After our hike we also got crepes at the Euro Cafe in North Bend. I think I’ve talked about it before, and it was delicious!

There is truly so much to do and see in and around Seattle and we are so excited to hike and explore more. I’d love your suggestions for PNW hikes and places not to miss.

Happy Thursday friends!

Linking up today with Natalie and Annie:  thoughts-for-thursday

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10 thoughts on “Hiking Mount Si, Washington

  1. As always, your pictures are gorgeous! I understand your Fitbit struggle. It’s funny how it changes your outlook on things. I don’t get many steps at the office either so I make a point to fit them in when I can! I love going on hikes!

    1. Thanks Lauren 🙂 did you ever get my fitbit request? I don’t know if it worked. I love having the FitBit to keep me aware of my movement throughout the day. Bet there are some pretty cool hikes by you too huh?

  2. There are so many nice hikes along that little stretch. I did the same trial on Mount Si and my legs were so sore afterwards! The Talus Loop Trail is a little further on, from Mount Si parking lot, and was really nice. Shorter, steep in a little place but then a clear view (if it’s a clear day!) I recommend that one. 😄

    1. Yea it was great hike! I’ll have to check out talus loop trail next time, thanks for the recommendation! Looks like you’ve had some really cool hikes too, just started following you!

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