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.
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.
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.)
It’s not a terribly remarkable trail, but for this time of the year, beggars can’t be choosers.
Besides, this being the Pacific Northwest, can you really go wrong with any trail? So much natural beauty, even in the most mundane places.
This is not a very long trail and not a very steep one. There is a little bit of a view at the top.
When posing for a photo, try not to slide down the mountain…
One of the things to look for at the top is the US Coast & Geodetic Survey stamp from 1937.
6 hiking km (3.75 miles), 282 m of elevation (925 ft)
YTD Hiking Km: 13.6