Mr. James loves to climb mountains. I like to hike too, but I’m not nearly as crazy about it as he is. He is trained to climb massive mountains and I am not. So when we go together we go for difficult but not technical. This past weekend we ventured up to North Bend, WA to Mount Si.
Upon arrival we realized we needed a Washington State Discover Pass so we headed into town to Ace Hardware and bought an annual pass.
The hike from the main trail head parking lot is 8 miles round trip and rises up to almost 4200 feet in elevation. This was Griffey’s first time in the snow also!
His coat wouldn’t stay on correctly so we teased him about his flipped up skirt. He had a great time though. So many new smells!
Ten minutes in and I was already tired. Good thing we still had two hours of uphill in front of us. At least there was snow! It actually snowed pretty heavily while we were climbing. At the top there were already a few inches accumulated. I threw a snowball at Griffey but he didn’t get it. Silly pup!
At the top and surprisingly not dead. I seriously don’t know how I made it. At about 3.5 miles my legs turned to jelly. Mind over matter yo!
It is not an easy hike and definitely wore us out. Griff complained the whole way down and I did my best to suffer in silence.
When we got home Griffey parked himself in front of the fire and fell asleep. I took a bath and thawed out!