Lake 22 Hike

This has been our favorite hike so far!!!!!!!! I cannot believe how amazing it is and how close to Seattle it is! I think it was slightly over an hour drive! It was only about 5.5 miles roundtrip but I definitely felt it the next day! The first half of the hike was fairly easy but once you get halfway up, there were some fallen tree stumps we had to climb over. I almost turned around at this point because I thought I may have gotten lost, I’ve never had to climb over anything on a hike before. What freaked me out the most was having to carry Umi while climbing over. I’m glad we didn’t give up though because the view at the top was just amazing and my video and photos cannot show you how incredible it is so go there and check it out for yourself!!!! You won’t regret it! Oh yah and eat before you go =) or bring a lunch with you! I ate right before I went and I was starving when I got back to the car.

Statistics

Roundtrip 5.4 miles
Elevation Gain 1350 ft
Highest Point 2400 ft

Parking: Northwest Forest Park Required! (I get my passes at the ranger station at REI)

Lake 22

You’ll see this your right side if you’re coming from Seattle, I took this photo on my way out.

Corgi at Lake 22

Dogs allowed!!!! Yay!!!

Corgi at Lake 22

Lots of rocky steps on this hike!

Corgi at Lake 22

You can see the frustration in her eyes .. I made her pose for too haha

Corgi at Lake 22

Umi in the forest!

Corgi at Lake 22

I know I have so many shots of her like this but I can’t help it! Her eyes are so beautiful under the sunlight!

Waterfall at Lake 22

Just one of the many waterfalls we saw! You’ll be passing by multiple waterfalls!

Corgi at Lake 22

So many different sceneries in one hike! Amazing!

Corgi at Lake 22

Lake 22

Beautiful dayyyyyy

Corgi at Lake 22

I jump behind her to make her jump .. don’t judge me and don’t pretend you don’t do it with your dogs lol

Corgi at Lake 22

Thanks for watching my stuff for me!

Corgi at Lake 22

Hi Umi!

Corgi at Lake 22

She’s like “Come on, let’s go!”

Corgi at Lake 22

Prob my fave shot all day! She looks so funny haha she was struggling in the beginning with her short little legs but she quickly got used to it!

Corgi at Lake 22

Follow the leader!

Corgi at Lake 22

Just the two of us! I love it!

Lake 22

You have to see this in person!

Corgi at Lake 22

Smile !

Ruby Beach

There is a parking lot and from the parking lot, it’s only a .25 mile hike down to the beach.

You’ll want to come here when the tide is low and of course I checked the tide schedule but decided to just leave my house whenever I wanted to so I got here when the tide wasn’t super low – bummer. I was also planning on getting here during sunset for pics but I didn’t want to get home super late … I have to come back another day! Anyhoo got some pics and a video of the babies playing on the beach =) enjoy!

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Hello! We have arrived at Ruby Beach!

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Time to explore!

Corgi at Ruby Beach

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Corgi at Ruby Beach

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Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach

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Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Time to go home!

Corgi at Ruby Beach

bye bye beach!

Golden Gardens Park – Off Leash Area

This off leash area is big enough for your dogs to run until they’re tired and there are always other dogs to play with. There are multiple watering stations throughout the park but only ONE trash can for poop which I find super odd. I don’t like to carry poop around with me and I don’t want to keep running across the park to dispose of the doggies’ poop. I have to say this isn’t one of my favorite parks but I come here occasionally when I don’t have a lot of time because this park is fairly close to home. There is a separate small dog area but I don’t ever see small dogs in there. I don’t think I even noticed it until my 3rd time here. Oh and there’s a parking lot – that’s always a plus in Seattle =)

Corgi at Golden Gardens

Weeeeee! one acre of space for me to run around in!!!

Corgi at Golden Gardens

No you may not play in the hole I dug!!!

Corgi at Golden Gardens

You’re a big guy! But my answer is the same! This is my hole!!!

Corgi at Golden Gardens

Ugh seriously .. do I have to live in my hole to make sure y’all don’t mess with it?

Corgi at Golden Gardens

FINE! I’ll stay here all night to protect it if I must!

Corgi at Golden Gardens

Mom look! A chocolate Corgi!

Golden Gardens

You’re my size! Let’s be friends!

Dogs hugging at Golden Gardens

A hug is the perfect gift! One size fits all and no one minds if you exchange it!

Corgi at Golden Gardens

I’m a ninja! He doesn’t know I’m following him heh her

Dogs kissing Golden Gardens

Muah!

Corgi at Golden Gardens

I feel pretty!

Corgi at Golden Gardens

Why are we stopping?

Corgi at Golden Gardens

Who … should I follow?

Rattlesnake Ledge

This is one of the easiest hikes and one of my favorite hikes that’s close to Seattle! Rattlesnake Ledge is pretty much a bunch of rocks that tower over the Rattlesnake Lake and Snoqualmie River Valley. Personally, I’m absolutely terrified to get too close to the ledge for a truly good picture. I’ve been up there numerous times but I haven’t been able climb to the edge for a photo of the lake from up above – sad!

Check out some of Umi’s pictures sitting off to the side to let other hikers pass! She just learned that today =)

Statistics

Roundtrip 4.0 miles
Elevation Gain 1160 ft
Highest Point 2078 ft

Corgi at Rattlesnake Ledge

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View on top of Rattlesnake Ledge

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Corgi at Rattlesnake Ledge

Corgi at Rattlesnake Ledge

Rattlesnake Lake

Rattlesnake Lake

Rattlesnake Lake

Corgi at Rattlesnake Lake

Corgi at Rattlesnake Lake

Corgi at Rattlesnake Lake

Corgi at Rattlesnake Lake

Poo Poo Point – Chirico Trail

The Chirico Trail is a steep short hike. It’s just under 2 miles to the point. There were some paragliders but I couldn’t get pictures of them because my camera died – bummer! But I did get to enjoy the beautiful views of Mt. Rainier and Lake Sammamish!

This was a super busy hike and the trail was very narrow. There was not one moment when I wasn’t running into or dodging people. We probably saw about 20+ dogs there and they were all very well behaved! Umi said hello to every single dog and then we quickly moved along because it was so crowded. So if you’re looking for some alone time in the forest, this isn’t the hike for you =) I usually like hikes that aren’t so crowded but I really did enjoy the view! I will probably be back one day and try to catch some evening photos!

Driving Directions:
Take exit 17 from I90. Follow Front St south for about 3 miles. Parking lot is on the left. Trailhead is across the field from the parking lot.

LocationIssaquah Alps — Tiger MountainTiger Mountain State ForestStatistics

Roundtrip 3.6 miles
Elevation Gain 1700 ft
Highest Point 1850 ft

Good for kids /Dogs allowed on leash Discover Pass required (I didn’t see signs at the parking lot but it’s mentioned on their website.)

Corgi at Tiger Mountain

Ready for this hike!

Corgi at Tiger Mountain

One of the many breaks mom had to take!

Corgi at Tiger Mountain

I’m so happy!

Corgi at Tiger Mountain

Ugh I just ate a bug!

Corgi at Tiger Mountain

Come on! Halfway there!

Corgi at Tiger Mountain

Sorry .. I won’t play with your dad anymore … jealous much?

Corgi at Tiger Mountain

What a workout!

View from Tiger Mountain

What view!

Corgi at Tiger Mountain

Last break before we climb to the top!

Corgi at Tiger Mountain

Nice long break under the shade!

View from Tiger Mountain

Similar view but this is from our destination!

Corgi at Tiger Mountain

Smelling the grass!

Corgi at Tiger Mountain

Another pic with mom!

Corgi at Tiger Mountain

Need Water!

Corgi at Tiger Mountain

I must have played with 20+ dogs today!

Corgi at Tiger Mountain

Heading back to the parking lot!

Corgi at Tiger Mountain

I’m like a ninga!

Corgi at Tiger Mountain

Smile!

Corgi at Tiger Mountain

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Greenlake April Corgi Meetup

I think there were about 50 corgis out today! The most I’ve seen since the Jingle Bell meet up =) it was the perfect day for a walk around Greenlake. Enjoy the pics! There were 2 corgi pups there today! Corgi pups Corgi pups Corgi pups make me so happy!!!!!!!

Corgi meetup

It’s that time of my month again! I get to see my corgi friends!!!

Corgi meetup

Brand new Corgi puppy!

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We were stalking this corgi pup for a bit.

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Umi saying hello!

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Kisses!

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Nothing is cuter than Corgi puppies!!!

Corgi meetup

I can stare at them all day long!

Corgi meetup

Umi finally gets to say hi to the Corgi puppy!

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Umi loves Corgi puppy

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Umi getting up in the doggies bubble!

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Staring contest!

Corgi meetup

I have no idea why she does this!

Corgi meetup

Which way should we go?

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Look at this pari of Cardigans behind me mom! Do I look like them?

Corgi meetup

Kenshin looks overwhelmed lol

Corgi meetup

Attempting to get a group pic

Corgi meetup

Umi the poser lol

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Looks like something’s bothering Umi and Kenshin lol

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This Corgi’s arm cracks me up lol

Corgi meetup

They want to herd that baby, i just know it lol

Corgi meetup

after our 3 mile walk

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Meet Lily!

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Kenshin loves this girl!

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His new friend

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That face means they spotted treats !

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