We hiked Rattlesnake Ledge Hike in North Bend on Friday. It was a beautiful clear day -- now why didn't I bring my camera? From now on, it stays in my backpack ready to go. We'll definitely do this one again. The leaves on the vine maples are beginning to turn color a little.
We saw a little garter snake coiled up enjoying the warm sunshine at the top of the mountain. I'm sure glad it wasn't a rattlesnake. We don't really have rattlers in western Washington, so I don't know how this lake got it's name.
There were quite a few other people on the trail with happy kids and happy dogs. All breeds of dogs!
The payoff: What a view from the top of the mountain of the lake below. The water was turquoise.
I sure hope to improve my hiking time as I lose weight. This 4-mile trail should have taken about 2 hours round trip. But it took us about 3 hours.