Summer to me is waking up to the sun, warm nights eating dinner on the patio, days spent on the dock at the lake, and of course, some good 'ol PNW hiking. We wanted to go on a backpacking trip to the North Cascades, but the weather didn't work out on that side of the state, so we opted for a day trip to Snow Lake. Although it wasn't hot enough to jump in, it was perfect hiking weather. It's amazing that within 3 hours, I can go from our house to way up in the mountains in a quiet place away from everyone. Snow Lake is located about 4 miles up from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. The hike itself was way easier than I thought, and in such a gorgeous setting. The lake is blue blue and so clear! We ate lunch- Sammies from PCC of course, surrounded by mountains and talking about our future. My favorite way to spend the day with my hubs. Next time we have to camp and hopefully make it to gem lake!