Couch to Peak™ Final Hike

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This is really a little out of order. I posted about our huge hike up Mount Si earlier in the week but really this hike happened before that hike. Our final goal in the Couch to Peak series was a hike up Rattlesnake Ledge. We have been up this trail several times but it was a good challenge for those who are new to hiking. I think I have said this before but it is 2 miles to the top with an … [Read more...]

6 “Unknown” Dog-friendly Trails Near Seattle

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Summer is finally here in Seattle. It’s time to start setting your sights on goals for the season. For instance….getting out to hike with your dog more. If you are a Seattle local, or did a little online research of the area, you probably know some of the area’s most famous hiking trails: Mount Si, Little Si , Rattlesnake Ledge , Lake 22, Wallace Falls, Tiger Mountain, Twin Falls, etc. These … [Read more...]

Please No More Drowned Rats

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We are going on a hike with the big dogs to Rattlesnake Ledge today. This is what happened to us last time. It's not looking good for this time either. We are getting real tired of this rain stuff. Here are a few photos to remind you of drier, sunnier days. Click the Pet Blogger Hop icon to add your blog to the list and check out the other blogs participating in the hop. … [Read more...]

Rattlesnakes and Drowned Rats

Photo courtesy of Austin Westphal Photography

Well, not real Rattlesnakes. We don’t have them in the Northwest (CORRECTION: While there are no Rattlesnakes in WESTERN Washington, there are in portions of the state east of the Cascade Mountains, Idaho and eastern Oregon). We DID hike up to a place called Rattlesnake Ledge out by North Bend in the Snoqualmie Valley (I will tell you how it got its name later). Who thought it would rain in the … [Read more...]