|View from the top|
|This is an unedited picture. That's the actual color of the lake!|
|North Bend and Mt. Si (I was having too much fun with my editing software!)|
|From left to right: Valerie, me, Beverly, Julia, Jaci and Meadow|
Since it was a nice day, it was definitely crowded. We left the parking lot at about 9:30 am and when we got to the top around 11 am, there was 30-40 people also at the top. I swear we passed by at least a hundred people on the way down!
|Rattlesnake Ledge from the lake|
I definitely want to do this hike again soon. It's relatively easy, as long as you take your time and try not to rush your way to the top. I'm planning on doing this one again soon (and many more times) as a quick after work hike.
|Our leader, Meadow|
If you plan on doing this hike during a nice weekend, I suggest getting there early. The parking lot was full when we got back down, AND there was a third of a mile long line of cars parked on both sides of the road. On a not so nice weekend, you might be able to squeeze in a spot, but I wouldn't count on it!
Driving directions and more information here.