Cedar Butte

The weather was lovely pretty much the entire week while I visited Seattle (in February!). Except, of course, for the morning of the Saturday when I had a hike planned with Lisa and Megan. It was nice before that day and it cleared up as soon as we got back.

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Lisa and Megan are not afraid of the rain! (I am)

But luck would have it, during the hike we suffered a thorough soaking and scary wind gusts.

But what do you expect? It’s only fitting for a February hike right outside of the city.

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Cedar Butte’s trailhead is somewhere off the Iron Horse Trail, which is my favorite trail for “mountain” biking (I call gravel road biking on a mountain bike mountain biking. After a horrifying experience going down a real mountain on a bike in Equador I vowed to never actually mountain bike.)

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It’s not a terribly remarkable trail, but for this time of the year, beggars can’t be choosers.

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Besides, this being the Pacific Northwest, can you really go wrong with any trail? So much natural beauty, even in the most mundane places.

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This is not a very long trail and not a very steep one. There is a little bit of a view at the top.

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When posing for a photo, try not to slide down the mountain…

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One of the things to look for at the top is the US Coast & Geodetic Survey stamp from 1937.

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6 hiking km (3.75 miles), 282 m of elevation (925 ft)

YTD Hiking Km: 13.6

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