Rainy winter days are the norm for Seattle. However, when the precipitation abates, even if for just a day or so, it pays to take advantage by visiting some local hiking trails. Streams and waterfalls will have abundant flow, while crowds will be at a minimum. Mike and I hiked a few trails in Cougar Mountain, a beautiful venue just a twenty minute drive from Seattle. The weather was cool but not unbearable. If you get a chance in the next few weeks, I highly recommend visiting Coal Creek Falls (opening image), North Fork Falls, and Doughty Falls. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.