Paragliders dangle over your head
This is something that I would never do but I know many others that do. Jumping off a mountain with only a parachute on your back? Nah, not for me! They do look like they enjoy it though. The Seattle paragliding club meets off of the 1,700 foot Tiger Mountain and lands in a mowed landing strip at the base of the mountain. There are literally dozens of paragliders up in the sky at any one time during the season. They encourage others to join in and you are able to be certified through their club.
"The Alps of America"
Issaquah, a Native American term for "sounds of the birds", is a small town that like many around the area has grown rapidly and become a suburb of Seattle and Bellevue. The town has changed dramatically in the past 10 years and now has it's share of traffic problems. There are many shops to go visit and restaurants to eat at but the real draw is the mountains, nicknamed the Alps of America, that are great to hike on. The local festival is the Salmon Days and welcomes the return of the Salmon run in early October.