Hi @sarahfaulkner08 - Welcome to the community! Thanks for sharing such an excellent introduction!

It's great to hear you enjoy backpacking and hiking so much and are now getting into the fun of paddleboarding! You are certainly in a great spot for all of those things.

We hope some other Seattle area folks will weigh in and share their suggestions. @BuddyWaters@douglasgolden@Artemesia@ResQBrett@Danladams@shagura@jbomforman - do y'all have any recommendations for day hikes, backpacking routes, or paddleboarding lakes around the Seattle area to share?

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This community is a great spot to ask questions, share stories, and connect with others passionate about the outdoors. We suggest taking a look at the watersports, hiking, backpacking and Seattle boards to see if there are any conversations that might be fun to join in on.

Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself. We're excited you're here and look forward to hearing from you more!

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