Last Sunday, I took a bike ride with my mom, brother and sister-in-law along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. Quite a lovely day, despite the grey sky. We biked from the Nick Loutis Park in Carnation to the Snoqualmie Falls Brewery in Snoqualmie. The trail is an old railroad bed, which offers a nice easy climb up the valley. Smiles all around.
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My mom and I took a nice walk on Saturday morning up to Twin Falls. My parents house is just a couple miles from this trail head, and in high school I can remember going on training runs from my house, up this trail and back during soccer and lacrosse season. This weekend, though, it was just a nice walk with my mom. I’ve become accustomed to urban parks and trails in and around Oakland, so its nice to be reminded of what a walk in the woods feels like. Whether I live in the city or a small town, it’s become very clear to me that I need to have easy access to trails. They keep me calm, balanced, and happy. I’m lucky to have grown up in a place where I learned this from an early age. Nothing about this hike is really strenuous, just a nice easy climb; I think about 2.5 miles round trip, but its just so rewarding to get outside.
There’s nothing better than a day of skiing with your mom on the mountain that you learned to ski on….. I got to hang out with my parents, Chrissy and Elisa Eng on Saturday night and then wake up to 6 inches of new snow on Sunday. Life is good.
Sorry there aren’t any more action shots, I was too busy having fun.
On Monday morning, February 20, I woke up early in the Hikers Hut. We had planned to ride 20 miles on our last day, starting with cruising the fire roads down the mountain and then climbing back up and over one last pass, rolling back to the Menlo Park Caltrain station to ride home. I was a little sore from the two days of riding behind us, but looking forward to another sunny day on the road. We took it slow that morning too, eating breakfast, drinking coffee and reminiscing about the epic game of jenga we had played the night before. Aside from one flat tire, the trip was a smooth as you could hope for.