I've heard Skyline lake is cool, also heard good things about Valhalla lake over around Stevens. Kathleen you're the one who knows Stevens pass pretty well, I'm more of a Snoqualomie guy, as far as winter fun goes.
I was thinking we could do a day trip as a way to get to know each other (although, full diclosure, Pete and I are alseady accquainted), and then plan some kind of overnight, either in the mountains, like something in the park at Ranier, or maybe an early spring trip to lake Ozette, see if we learned anything from that hiking in cold rain article last year.
Graduate school has kept me inside too much for the last couple of months.
I live in Wallingford in Seattle. Just to get that out there.