What makes a great hike in the Washington Cascades? For most people, it involves climbing a mountain for a view or to see a waterfall.
That has been a challenge so far this spring. Cold temps, rain, snowy and muddy trails have delayed the start of hiking season for most people. But the SkiZer has been hitting it, going on a few lower-elevation hikes along I-90 east.
Here are a few excellent quick hits in the North Bend area to get that view fix: