My one goal for memorial weekend (besides getting the apartment together) was to go on a hike. Growing up in Washington I have been lucky enough to experience so many lovely outdoor adventures. Hiking is one of my favorite outdoor activities and there really is no excuse not to go in the spring & summer because so many spots are within a 30-40 minute drive of the city. If you’re ever visiting Seattle and need some hiking suggestions (or a hiking buddy) I’m totally your girl (;
Saturday morning I persuaded Jordan to hike Poo Poo Point in Issaquah with me. It’s one of the closest hikes to the city and is still quite forested and challenging for a morning workout. I am in relatively good shape endurance wise but it’s a steep slope so I think it’s still a nice cardio workout. The trail was pretty crowded as expected on memorial weekend but it was really lovely to escape the city for a little taste of nature. Personally I loved seeing all of the happy dogs panting and wagging as they climbed the mountain with their owners. Dogs on hikes just make my heart explode-they’re so cute!
Though the weather in Seattle isn’t super summery yet (our hike was pretty gray) the weather is at least dry enough to hike without drowning in mud puddles. This weekend’s adventure was fairly muggy but enjoyable nonetheless. My goal for the summer is to hike at least once a week. With my schedule it should be attainable-it’s just dedicating the time to go and persuading friends to come with me that will be tricky! My new nannying job is with a little boy who also loves hiking so I’m hoping I’ll be able to encourage him to go on a few excursions with me. I can’t imagine a better way to spend a summer nannying than on little wilderness adventures (and of course ocassionaly by the pool). I always say little girls are my favorite to babysit but little boys can be pretty fun too I suppose. I’m hoping this summer has lots of time for hiking, tree climbing and cartwheeling.
What is your favorite outdoor activity? Are there any beautiful hikes near your neighborhood?