Tomorrow Matt is taking me to one of his special places: Rachel Lake. A high mountain lake near Snoqualmie Pass, this stunning hike is supposed to be one of the most popular trails near Seattle. The amount of foot traffic that this trail receives is a little disheartening…it won’t be the total escape we really crave…but it will be stunning and the prefect weekend for backpacking. We are making it an overnight trip, and amazingly this is our first camping trip together! Thank you weekend for finally aligning! Last night we packed and compared tents. I cannot wait to escape the city into the mountains tomorrow.