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|Although this sign at the trailhead says Stan's Overlook|
is 1.9 miles ahead, websites I researched gave
the distance as 2.5 miles (5 miles round trip).
That's what my FitBit said and what it felt like to me!
|The trail to Stan's Overlook led relentlessly upward -|
not incredibly steep but with very few flat sections.
We took occasional water breaks and paused to
catch our breath along the way.
|I love the play of sunlight through the trees.|
A hint of autumn was in the air and fallen leaves
dotted the trail. I started out wearing a fleece
hoodie but removed that layer as I warmed up.
|View near Stan's Overlook. |
I believe that's Mount Si.
|Lunchtime, back near the trailhead.|
This area is a City of Snoqualmie park.
|Beautiful setting for a lunch break.|
My FitBit says I covered 6.5 miles that day, but that includes walking around at home. By the way:
- I searched online but was unable to learn the identity of "Stan" for whom the overlook is named.
- There are no rattlesnakes on Rattlesnake Mountain. The story goes: "The lake and nearby ridge are said to have gotten their inapt name from Seattle pioneer Arthur Denny when the rattle of seed pods on a nearby meadow frightened a road surveyor into thinking he was being attacked by a rattler. The surveyor didn't know there were no poisonous snakes in Western Washington."
Rattlesnake Mountain, Washington Trails Association
Snoqualmie Point Park
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