Snoqualmie Pass, WA
This ticked off quite a few items on the Live List: sunset hike -> CHECK, weeknight hike -> CHECK, finally hiking Mt. Si after years of saying it will happen -> CHECK CHECK CHECK.
Number of cars in the lot when we started - 20ish. Number of cars when we got down - 5. Those carloads all got up after we started our descent which meant that their view was of darkness and the entire descent was also in darkness, such a shame for them but made our time at the top all the quieter and more enjoyable.
Brave women in shorts - 3. One being Tabby who would say it was foolish more than brave. Another being the lone female in a group of pant-clad men, though she did have gaters on which was quite a sight on top of just being entirely unnecessary. The third was on her way down and out when we started, go girl.
Degrees necessary to break the Seattle winter warm weather record? 80 - which also happens to be what it was on the way up the mountain. It was unbelievably perfect, though the wind at the top cut the warmth right out.
Number of headlamps between Tabby and me? 1 outstanding Black Diamond that had previously only been used for extreme puzzling but was put to good use lighting our way down the mountain.
Extreeeemely pretentious non-picture-taker at the top - 1 too many, lady. She was clearly holier than thou but there were so many other polite people on the trail that she couldn’t tamper our vibes.
BONUS- we got a fall count people!!! Tabby: 2, with 5 catches. Me: 1, with 1 catch. There was still some slippery slush that in the dark and downhill was a little challenging but doable even without spikes (the spikes were keeping warm in the car helping no one).
DOUBLE BONUS - push play on the video below to get a glimpse of what my extremely high tech and professional iPhone 8 camera captured at the top.
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