Quick Escapes for Excellent Views Along I-90

What makes a great hike in the Washington Cascades? For most people, it involves climbing a mountain for a view or to see a waterfall.

That has been a challenge so far this spring. Cold temps, rain, snowy and muddy trails have delayed the start of hiking season for most people. But the SkiZer has been hitting it, going on a few lower-elevation hikes along I-90 east.

Here are a few excellent quick hits in the North Bend area to get that view fix:

LilSiSummit
Summit of Little Si near North Bend.
Mailbox4
Mailbox Peak: Checking for delivery after a 4,000-foot vertical climb.
RattlesnakeLedge
Rattlesnake Ledge on a cold day.
AsahelCurtis2
Asahel Curtis nature walk.
Cedar Butte
Looking at Mount Si from the Cedar Butte summit near North Bend.
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Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River.
SnoqualmieFAlls
A big plume at Snoqualmie Falls.
Talus2
The Talus Loop Trail on Mount Si
RattlesnakeMountain
Heading up the trail at Rattlesnake Mountain.

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