Hike to Annette Lake, Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington State
Above the tree line and beyond the cell signal.
It’s a place you work to find. You arrive sweaty, out-of-breath, and full of wonder. You can close your eyes and listen to the quiet. It’s a good place to be.
Last weekend we hiked to Annette Lake with Kai. As we got closer to the lake and climbed higher on the trail we found ourselves stepping through snow and sliding around a little bit at times, but we trudged on and made it to the beautiful, serene lake with light snow falling around us.
I love taking time to do a weekend hike. As we hike, each step takes us further away from the crowds of the city, our offices and computers, and the buzz of being plugged in to email and social media.
Looking up at the trees as you walk along, or at the mountains that loom above you, you feel a connection with everything that surrounds you in that moment, and a disconnection from the routine rush that life can be–so often the rush we create for ourselves.
I come home from a hike refreshed, and more motivated to go above and beyond the rush of life: to seek the quiet places.