Allison and I set out late this morning for what was supposed to be a nearby, not too long hike. We ended up in North Bend (20+ minutes east of Bellevue) in the parking lot of Mt Si. The 8 mile round trip, 3,389ft elevation gain was worth the haul as we came out of the shade of trees to see sun, blue skies and miles of visibility. Mt Rainier can be seen in the background. The Mt. Si hike is clearly marked and well maintained so it’s a great hike year round.