One of the joys of living in Redmond is our proximity to the majestic Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. My wife, daughter and I were at this Mt. Index lookout of Father's Day after only a one hour drive. We found the 3.3 mile hike at a Snohomish County Park trailhead. The hike was a serene and hearty 760 ' elevation gain through a cool-green cedar, fir and aspen forest. Only an hour away from the bustle of downtown Redmond construction and we were here, alone at peace.