Talus Loop Trail

Talus Loop Trail is connected to Mount Si. I love how many different experiences you can have on one mountain, and one so close to home! And we’ve previously hiked Little Si and Boulder Garden Loop, so this was a fun addition.

So this was my first exercise at all in 3 weeks due to a sciatic nerve flair-up. It’s 3.6 miles and rated “moderate” by All Trails. It may have been a bit steep for my first hiking attempt while still recovering, but OLIVIA did AWESOME. Again, a fairly steep and consistent climb up, and she mentioned feeling tired once or twice, but NEVER whined or complained!!! We were very, very proud parents!

The viewpoint is at what looks like an old rock slide. The path before and after this point was a little narrow with a steep drop off one side. We didn’t feel afraid, but walked much more cautiously. Younger kiddos should definitely be kept close!

Overall we loved this one!! Lots of small rivers along the way; really cool old growth forest; and a gorgeous view about halfway through. There will probably be tons of wildflowers soon, which we only got a glimpse of. But we got blessed with a gorgeous day!!!! Definitely recommended, especially for families and kids who have some previous hiking experience.

Little Si

Little Si was Olivia’s first mountain summit! Girlfriend hiked the entire way up all by herself (with only a little help from Dad on the really rocky parts). We were so proud, but more importantly, SHE was so proud. Go get ’em, baby girl.

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Often the drive to a hike is stunning. It’s our first breath of fresh air as we head out of the city.

O started off a little crabby today, but once she started climbing over rocks, her attitude was much improved. She may not realize it, but she loves a challenge.

 

The summit!

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And the hike down … with a little rest. πŸ™‚

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