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

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach

Corgi at Ruby Beach

Time to go home!

Corgi at Ruby Beach

bye bye beach!