We're just about ready to release our Northwest Washington and the Cascades guide and we came across this great article about picking blueberries outside of Seattle. If you want to escape the summer heat and get out of the city - the blueberry fields around North Bend are a great place to go. Ritzy Ryciak explains-
The 42-acre farm, dramatically situated at the base of 4,000-foot Mount Si, features six varieties of U-pick blueberries and a smaller quantity of raspberries and vegetables. Decidedly, the blueberries are the stars of Bybee-Nims (with Mount Si not far behind).
When you look up from picking berries, you are staring at the west face of Mount Si. Mountain goats are seen on an almost daily basis (when it's not too hot), and chirping birds provide the "soundtrack." Finally, while you are only 30 minutes out of Seattle, you couldn't feel farther away from frenetic city life.
We can't vouch for the old-school Depeche Mode, but this video has some great shots of different places around Seattle.