Ok not THAT kind of poo poo… but really you can’t help your mind from going there whenever someone says “Poo Poo Point” (and that’s okay!). I’ve been hearing about the hike up to Poo Poo Point in Issaquah, WA since moving to Seattle 4 years ago but the thought of walking 3.8 miles up to 2,021ft. on uneven grounds with a clubfoot just didn’t sound appealing. Not to mention you have to make it back DOWN the mountain. I was able to do very small hikes when I first moved here, but never could have handled this one.
Well, I woke up this morning and decided I’m going to listen to some good tunes and climb a damn mountain! It was foggy on my drive in around 8am but by the time I got 1/3 of the way into the hike the sun broke through the clouds. This was a TOUGH one for sure, especially for a non-hiker like myself. As the climb got more difficult I noticed something crazy… I was actually leading and stronger with my IDEO leg than my non-IDEO leg. And by the end… my non-IDEO leg was burning but I felt like I could go forever with the IDEO!! Talk about a complete 180 than I’ve experienced in the past. I was so impressed with how the IDEO performed today… and also impressed with myself! Just when I thought I couldn’t go any further I was only 1/2 mile from the point and the trail flattened out. I made it! There were a few people when I got to Poo Poo Point (still laughing about the name are we?) but I figured I’d stick around and eat a snack, enjoy the view, and wait for the redness in my face to go down haha.
As I was hanging out looking down on the world below (per usual… just kidding), three guys approached the area with HUGe backpacks and starting laying out parachutes. They were going to paraglide! I read about this online, but wasn’t expecting to witness it. It was incredible… and hilarious because one of the small dogs hanging out up there was not a fan of the chutes and would chase the paraglider off the edge of the mountain!
9 hours later I’m super sore, but not so much on my IDEO leg. I can’t wait to go on more hikes as long as the weather holds up! I’m 100% addicted to this activity which is crazy considering I’m not really the outdoorsy type! Enjoy my photos from today and let me know your suggestions for Pacific NW hikes to try! Keep rocking on!!