In the summer, many of us do everything in our power to take our workouts out into Mother Nature. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have no shortage of options, from paddleboarding and diving to running and hiking the hundreds of trails lacing the various mountain ranges surrounding us. My boyfriend and I took to Tmber this past weekend and chose Mason Lake as our trail hike of choice.
Mason Lake sits about 4200ft. high between Bandera Mountain and Mt. Defiance in the Snoqualmie National Forest. It's a small and secluded lake accessible only by the Mason Lake / Ira Spring Trail, a 3.4 mile hike up almost 5000 feet then over and down through the forest to the lake. We wanted to hike a trail that had access to water, wasn't too long, and not too far out of the city. Mason Lake isn't nearly as popular, but fairly comparable to, Rattlesnake Ledge or Mt. Si which are also just off interstate 90. Mason Lake is just a few exits past North Bend, about a 35min. drive out of Seattle.
As you can tell, it doesn't take a long drive to get out and truly immerse yourself in all the beauty the Pacific Northwest has to offer. We're so fortunate to get a great workout in against such amazing scenery! Enjoy our trail photo diary below:
What adventures lie ahead?
I'm wearing the adidas Women adipure Trainer 360 shoes, which I quickly found I really liked! I often get raw or bruised ankles and toes from trail running or hiking, and haven't experienced any of that with these shoes. There's a lot of cushioning for a light (mesh upper) shoe.
Look closely and you can see a peek of one of many waterfalls on this hike:
Happy to be here!
Breathtaking views the entire way
As we got higher up, the fog got denser and the temps a bit colder. It was chilly once we got over the mountain (out of the sun) and almost to the lake!
We made it!
Fog cleared just enough to capture the picturesque lake.
Getting some rest & appreciating the beauty we live in.
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