Roadtrip Part 1 – Snoqualmie Falls and Iron Horse Tunnel

This past weekend we were able to take some time for a family roadtrip to Snoqualmie before all the craziness of (home) school started. Our first stop was Snoqualmie Falls, WA. It is such a beautiful sight. Our two youngest have never been and it’s such a short and easy walk from the parking lot to see it. It’s definitely a “must see” stop on I-90.

If you want to get in a little more exercise there is a trail down to a lower view point you can hike down about .70 mile (1.4 miles roundtrip). My husband and I did this about 2 years ago. It was fun and easy going down the trail but coming back up was a feat for someone that doesn’t get much exercise. We chose to skip it on this trip.

Our next stop was to the Iron Horse Tunnel. It was so much larger than I thought it would be. It was literally cool. Dress warm if you do choose to visit.

We only walked in about 100 yards. It gets eerily dark the further you go in. Definitely not for those afraid of the dark. Even with a flashlight I felt like I needed to look at every nook and cranny to make sure there wasn’t anything waiting for us.

I do have to admit. It would be neat to bike ride through it. It’s a little more than 2 miles long and it’s very well maintained. Be prepared with good lighting and light, reflective clothing whether you are walking or biking in the tunnel.

Snoqualmie Falls

Iron Horse Tunnel

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Clear Creek Trail (Photos) – Silverdale, WA

It’s been a few years since we’ve been to any part of the Clear Creek Trail in Silverdale, WA. It’s great system of trails to get some exercise in. There are almost 8 miles of trails. This Saturday we just walked a small portion of it and it was just enough.

The part of the trail we were on was a little newer than the rest of the system. Lot’s of blackberry bushes and scotch broom. I imagine once all the trees are grown it’ll be a much more serene and relaxing place to walk through.

Garter snake in the grass.

We didn’t get to see many birds out but we did see a garter snake in the grass and several dragonflies.

A beautiful dragonfly hanging on to some dead branches.

There were many families on bike rides and a several people out for a walk by themselves and others with their dogs. We also saw a few people blackberry picking. It’s a wonderful place for families and individuals to get out and about. Especially those trying to get out while the weather is still nice.

Clear Creek Trail

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Berry Picking – FOTD August 18

During our camping trip in Sequim, WA over the weekend we decided to pay another visit to Graymarsh Berry Farm. This time their Blackberries and Blueberries were ready for picking. We decided to hand pick blackberries for the experience and purchase already picked blueberries. It’s always a fun time gathering the best of the beautifully ripened berries. The blackberries we picked were from thornless bushes. I didn’t know there was such a thing as thornless blackberry bushes. Learned something new!

I was able to also get a few shots of their small garden of sunflowers.

Cee’s FOTD Photo Challenge

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Three Stages of Blackberry Fruits – FOTD August 11

This picture of blackberries was also from our hike. Right now the wild blackberries are ripening everywhere near us. We’ve been able to partake from vines in our neighborhood a few times over the last 2 weeks. It’s so refreshing to eat perfectly ripened, sweet berries.

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Cee’s FOTD Photo Challenge

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