We went for a hiking adventure this past weekend and actually hit about of foot of snow on the Pacific Crest Trail! How exciting for us Seattleites!! The PCT trailhead at Snoqualmie Pass is located just north of the on-ramp of I-90 westbound.
The new hiking pants from prAna were perfect for the little snow surprise (water repellant) and the grip on the hiking shoes made it doable. Just order a half size up in the shoe.