March 30, 2016
Last weekend, we truly explored the pacific north west wonderland. The thing about living in the city or on the east coast is that you get so lost in the small things. “Should I buy this electric toothbrush? Or should I wait and check Costco first?? THE AGONY.” You forget that there’s a whole world out there, unexplored (by you that is). Sometimes it’s great to just get away, disconnect, and get some perspective with good company! This is one of the reason why I love the west coast. A breath-taking mountainous view is only a half hour drive away. You want to go to the water and kayak? Sure! It’s less than 10 min away. A group of us hiked up to Lake 22 (~1.5 NE of Seattle) and it was probably the most beautiful hike I’ve ever been on (I’ve only really been on five – but still counts!)
Luckily our hike-savvy friends brought some crampons (spikes that attach to your shoes) to stretch over our shoes. The hike up to the top took about 2 hours, the last 20 minutes of the hike was a bit snowy but when we got up there, we saw dogs and humans alike chillin’. They were all enjoying the incredible view of Mount Pilchuck, sunning themselves, and even dipping their feet into the lake. There were sounds of mini avalanches but luckily no actual avalanche activity. Thank goodness. To give you some perspective, we were standing on a snow-covered lake, those are trees in the distance and if you look closely you can see old avalanche piles at the bottom of the mountain.
Enjoy these amazing photos taken by Gajan (and one by me).