Over the weekend, we went on one of our toughest short hikes ever.
From our Instagram feed:
And here's the blurb with the above photo:
Because you gain nearly 1500 feet each mile for three miles, you choose to hike Mailbox Peak outside of #Seattle for one of maybe three reasons: 1) the view 2) training 3) you're crazy. Since 2 and 3 don't apply to us (right now!), we did it for #1. Sadly, though, there was no view to be had today. This was taken moments before the top just prior to checking out the famous mailbox at the top. #hike #outdoors #nature #crazy
Even though it was only a 6-mile RT hike, we were pretty inclined to be pissed when we got to the top and had no views of the territory (Mt. Rainier, etc.) waiting for us.
We turned it around fairly quickly and appreciated the reality of that moment. Beautiful mist rolled across the mountain tops and the entire area was blanketed with wildflowers.
Not too shabby.