What a fun weekend snowshoeing! I’m so sad that it’s over.
Friday afternoon Jacob and I left and headed up north to Seattle. We enjoyed dinner at a New Orleans restaurant were I had some redfish. The first couple bites were crazy hot but once my mouth got used to the flame I really enjoyed my meal.
After a tasty, filling and healthy breakfast at Portage Bay Cafe (I had the vegan pancakes -smashed bananas, coconut milk and oats- topped with a ton of fresh strawberries, blueberries and slivered almonds from their toppings bar) we were ready to head to Mount Rainier!
Around noon we arrived at Paradise. Ready to head up the mountain!
Up we went
Stopped for lunch along the way… brrr I was cold once I sat down in the snow. My snowboarding pants keep me dry and warm but I guess I needed more layers to flight the fluffy snow chill.
We went up a big hill and came to this view. It was a bit eerie with the super dark clouds but quite pretty at the same time.
And down we went for a totally of 2.5 miles on Saturday.
Sunday the visibility wasn’t as good at times the first half of our exploration. We did mainly stay on the path just to make sure we wouldn’t get turned around and end up going the wrong direction.
Uncle Norge and Jacob went all over the place in the snow… silly guys :-)
We didn’t go quite as far on Sunday, but still went 1.7 miles.
I feel so lucky to live in the Pacific Northwest. There is so much to do outdoors. One weekend I can enjoy my time frolicking in the snow, and the next I can be surrounded in green growth hiking all over in search for beautiful waterfalls.
Washington is such a fun area that I really haven’t started to fully enjoy and appreciate until the past couple years. I truly look forward to all the adventures Jacob and I, and my family and friends will have on our future explorations.