This blog began as a way to follow us as we drove across the United States from Charleston, SC to Bellingham, WA and continued as we explored our new home in in the Pacific Northwest. Now it follows us as we move to Europe to Eindhoven, Netherlands with dog and baby in tow!
Saturday, July 27, 2013
July 27, 2013
The first mile of the trail to Pratt Lake was busy until most of the other hikers headed for Granite Mountain when the trail split. First creek waterfall
At around 3 miles you’ll find a good viewpoint at 3400 feet. We stopped to take pictures of the Snoqualmie Valley and the peaks above the Ollalie, Talapus, and Pratt Lake basins.
Shortly after that point we entered the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Pratt Lake water’s edge
Joe went in for a swim in Pratt Lake.
Jackie at Pratt Lake
Back at the overlook of Ollalie Lake toward Mt. Rainier
Jackie at the overlook of Ollalie Lake toward Mt. Rainier
11 miles, 2300 feet of elevation change, 2 alpine lakes , 1 grand mountain view and 2 sore knees; but it was worth it!