Anyway, this post has nothing to do with Vancouver as these photos are actually from Washington St. Some of my friends and I made a trip to Seattle last December to attend a wedding reception for this beautiful couple! We of course went hiking in well below freezing temperature (Seriously... we're talking about low 20s here), then ate a lot of seafood, and had a grand ol' time seeing lots of familiar faces. I miss you, Seattle.
After weeks of planning, we finally decided to go to Rattlesnake Ridge trail, because it wasn't too far from where we were staying at in east Seattle and seemed like it was a lot of fun. And believe me, it WAS! We spent several hours climbing up & down the mountain, and what we saw at the top of the mountain was worth all the slippin' and fallin'. We did have a bit of trouble at the end of the trip though - the car wouldn't start because the battery had died for some reason, but then Sammy somehow magically started the car by starting it over and over and over again. Yup. Apparently that works. (?!)
Note to self: if I'm gonna go hiking again in that kind of temperature, I'll make sure I'll have gloves/mittens, PROPER hiking boots, and like 4 more layers of clothing.