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Snoqualimie Falls

The Upside of a Rainy Day

Sometimes you just can’t escape the rain unless you snuggle up with a good book and a blanket on the couch. For photographers, the rain can be a nuisance, fogging up lenses and leaving evidence of raindrops on digital prints. Yet, once in a while, it’s still fun to venture out on those cloudy, dreary days and hit the pavement. You never know what kind of scene will unfold. If you’re in Seattle, WA and you’re up for traveling in the rain, finding a place to daytrip to is an easy feat. From the mountains to the coastline, you can take your pick!


For those that love waterfalls, a short distance from the city and not far off of Highway 90 is Snoqualmie Falls.  Snoqualmie is the English translation of a Salish word meaning moon. The Snoqualmie Tribe first inhabited the region establishing meeting places to trade. The Native Americans who roamed the valley were known as the people of the moon.

Snoqualimie Falls

Today, visitors can walk to both the upper and lower viewpoints at Snoqualmie Falls.  If you prefer, you can also stay overnight at the Salish Lodge overlooking the 270-foot waterfall. 

Also, while there, take a little extra time and explore the town of Snoqualmie. Located in town is the Northwest Railway Museum along with shops to explore.

Northern Pacific Depot

Even on those rainy, cold days when the light is poor, it ‘s still fun to get outside, race through the rain puddles and take a break from the city. 

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