And so it begins. Hike #1 of 2018, but the first of MANY. I texted Erin on a late Friday night to see if she'd be up for a sunrise hike at Rattlesnake Ledge in Snoqualmie. The weather forecast was not ideal by any means- rain, rain and more rain. But we live in the great PNW – how could we become fair weather hikers? That mindset changes quickly post holidays- everyone just itching to get out of the house and into the wilderness. That’s just a small example of what this entire journey will look like – accountability, challenges, early mornings and constant motivation.
Erin and I had a great hike up, making it in about 45 minutes without really pushing ourselves too much and we even had the ledge to ourselves for a solid 30 minutes or so. It rained a good portion of the way up, but thankfully we were covered by the lush forest. Despite the freezing cold and wind that picked up, we ended up staying at the summit for 2 hours just catching up, talking out goals and taking fun photos. We decided in that moment that we are going to document this journey because what more fun way to look back on our adventures than with a fun and interactive blog? We’re more determined than ever.
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As promised, here's a look at our first adventure of 2018 (except for Kim and Joe, who were on their way back from visiting family in Florida!):