Having lived in Snohomish County for over 35 years now, I have to say I can’t imagine a better place to reside. The mountains to the east, water to the west and a quick hop up or down I-5 to almost anywhere. I have a book by Ken Wilcox, Hiking in Snohomish County, that I have been working on for more than a few years now. Having mostly grown up around here, many of the hikes are ones I did as child hiking with my family. Plus, I hate to drive to hike so I am more likely to choose a hike in my backyard! There seem to still be so many more to find and explore, and several that are no longer maintained. That seems to make it all the more fun.