Raf and I wanted to try a new hiking trail a couple of weekends ago. A co-worker told me about Ramona Falls and it sounded really cool, so we thought we’d try it out.
We were not disappointed! It was a super fun hike, with amazing views of the mountain.
It was a pretty easy hike, with a steady climb. Nothing too crazy steep. The book says that it’s 7 miles round trip but I think it was more like 8. I was pretty proud of myself for wanting to go the whole way. Normally I would see 8 miles and say “no way in hell.” But I’m feeling like I want to get into better shape so I can go on these great hikes around here and in order to get into shape I have to push myself.
We hiked along and we encountered this:
Aww! Little bits of snow! Isn’t that cool? I haven’t seen snow on the ground since last winter in Spokane! How fun!
We kept going and as we kept going we came upon more and more of the white stuff until it started looking more like this:
It was a really nice day, probably in the seventies. I was tempted not to bring my jacket because I didn’t feel I’d need it. I’m really glad I did. Eventually the snow got quiet deep and it was pretty cold!
But finally we made it! The hike was totally worth it. Look at this gorgeous waterfall:
It’s like something out of a fairy tale! Of course, we had to hike back through all of that snow but I honestly didn’t mind. It was a fun adventure.
I thought it might be fun to see what I took a year ago today and, behold! It was Snowpocolypse! :Shudder: I hope I never have to go through that again. My back hurts just looking at this picture. this was the view from my sidewalk when I woke up the morning after the Big Snowstorm.
I still haven’t picked up my camera. What is up with that? Why do I not want to take pictures? There must be some psycological reason why. I don’t even want to touch the camera, for some reason. Weird.
I bought a banjo today! I ordered it from the Banjo Hut this morning and it should be delivered on the 29th. I can’t wait!
And while I’m updating, in the knitting department, I’m almost done with my Zick Zack tunic. I’m about to cast off the epic cowl neck. I’ve tried it on and it fits great. Finally, an FO I’ll be happy with!
There is still lots of snow up on Mt. Spokane And lots of it. No hiking for us.
Um. Yeah. This was taken yesterday morning. On April 2nd. We got at least 3 inches. We got enough snow for the snow plow to whiz by my driveway and spew a snow berm on my driveway.
It may have been pretty in December but now it is not. Not on April 2nd.
Mother Nature, I am not amused.
This is the first Friday in a year that I haven’t posted something from the previous week! And that is because I didn’t take any pictures this week. And I don’t feel bad about that at all. It was nice to not have that chore hanging over my head everyday.
The good news is that the snow is finally melting! I can’t tell you how happy that makes me feel. To quote one of my colleagues, “I’ve never been so happy to see gray slushy snow in my life!” Amen to that! I’ll be so happy to be able to just get out and walk. We haven’t been able to for about three weeks now. I’m sick of feeling claustrophobic.