This weekend I took a little adventure with a running friend of mine. We hit the trails and did some hiking. Not really trail running as that wasn’t quite doable on this trail!
Here in Seattle we are surrounded by mountains! I grew up in the woods exploring and hiking everywhere so it is exciting to me! However I have to somehow make the time to get OUT and enjoy the mountains!
This weekend we headed to Mt. Si. I hiked Mt. Si once before when I first moved here. It has been about 3 years since I went up there. Not Mt. Si is not for the faint of heart. It is 8 miles round trip with about 3100 feet elevation change. It is pretty dang high!
It was cooler on Saturday and actually foggy! We started out about 10 in the morning. The weather kept the crowds to a minimum.
4 miles to go!
The miles didn’t pass too badly. The last mile was the hardest! We thought we were almost done then saw a sign for 3.5! We made it to the top in about 2:10.
Views at the top! It was still foggy and misty. No scenic views today!
We stayed at the top just long enough to eat a protein bar and few apple slices.
We stayed maybe 10 minutes at the top, and started down. A few places we did ‘jog’ to make things go faster, but overall we just walked. It took about 1:40 to get down.
We had a blast! I have to say that I was not sure I could do it, however as we hiked my confidence grew!
Yes I was incredibly sore the last two days but after a teary session with the foam roller last night, my legs feel almost new!
This was an awesome way to celebrate the first day of Fall! How did you celebrate Fall?