Rattlesnake Lake

While Martin was busy running a half-marathon race up and over Rattlesnake Ridge everybody else hung out by Rattlesnake Lake. After lunch we all headed up Snoqualmie Pass for a mellow hike to Franklin Falls.
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img_5662 Zoe warming up in preparation for racing Daddy to the finish line.
Zoe warming up in preparation for racing Daddy to the finish line.
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img_5667 And they're off. Gavin and Zoe start into a full sprint with a good 50 yard head start on their tiring Dad as they all head towards the finish line.
And they're off. Gavin and Zoe start into a full sprint with a good 50 yard head start on their tiring Dad as they all head towards the finish line.
img_5668 Gavin and Zoe build up a substantial lead as Martin searches, somewhat hopelessly, for another gear to close the gap.
Gavin and Zoe build up a substantial lead as Martin searches, somewhat hopelessly, for another gear to close the gap.
img_5669 Zoe's so far ahead she has time to smile and wave for the camera.
Zoe's so far ahead she has time to smile and wave for the camera.
img_5670 Finally, here he comes. Waaaaay behind Zoe and Gavin. The guy who finished ahead of him, in 4th place, has had enough time to wander back and is enjoying a...
Finally, here he comes. Waaaaay behind Zoe and Gavin. The guy who finished ahead of him, in 4th place, has had enough time to wander back and is enjoying a…
img_5671 There's the finish line! 5th place (out of 50 or so) with a time of 2:06 with about 3,000' feet of elevation gain and loss.
There's the finish line! 5th place (out of 50 or so) with a time of 2:06 with about 3,000' feet of elevation gain and loss.
img_5672 Now the hike to Franklin Falls starts. There were a handful of cute cabins near the trailhead. Pretty sweet spots right next to Denny Creek.
Now the hike to Franklin Falls starts. There were a handful of cute cabins near the trailhead. Pretty sweet spots right next to Denny Creek.
img_5675 Zoe the tree stump elf.
Zoe the tree stump elf.
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img_5683 The ladies and Zilly discuss. Zoe looks like she's ready to start hiking again.
The ladies and Zilly discuss. Zoe looks like she's ready to start hiking again.
img_5684 Gavin and Auntie Iris lead the charge up the manicured trail.
Gavin and Auntie Iris lead the charge up the manicured trail.