Extra Special Featured Hike to Poo Poo Point (via Chirico Trail)

  • July 24, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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This is not a hike for the faint-hearted, but you will be rewarded with a spectacular view when we reach the para-glider launch pad. We are starting early to beat the heat and activity on the trail. The entire hike is naturally canopied, which also helps to moderate the temperature this time of year. The trail continues up at a moderate to steep slant for almost the entire route. Please bring water and a snack and we will all relax, enjoying the cool air and beautiful views at the pad. Unfortunately there are no para-gliders at this time of day. We will climb at a moderate pace and take several short rests during the assent. This is a great workout for your butt, legs and heart, and you will be glad you made it to the summit! Hiking boots and poles recommended, but not required.

Distance: 4 miles round-trip. Elevation Gain: 1,500ft. Rating: 4 Pace: Moderate Duration: about 2 hours

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you everyone for sharing these great photos. Beautiful women on a mountain is always makes for great photos :-)

    July 24, 2013

  • petra v.

    Challenging, fun hike with spectacular views from the para-glider launch pad at the top!

    July 24, 2013

  • petra v.

    Lot's of fun and a nice workout too. Thank you Allan for organizing and the girls for a their great company! I loved this early morning work-out!

    July 24, 2013

  • Monique

    Wow, now I know the difference between walking and hiking !!This was fun, even if my legs had a hard time carrying me all the way ! Thanks, Allan !

    July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great hike with such a fun and friendly group.
    Thank you all for the fun adventure.

    July 24, 2013

  • Norma

    Thanks Allan and Monique for the info about parking. I'm not sure I have the hang yet of the chat feature here so might have left duplicate messages:) Looking forward to the hike in the morning.

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry I can't join you after all. I broke a tooth and have to be at the dentist. Good luck everyone.

    July 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am sorry to hear about your broken tooth Jackie. I hear the tooth fairy does not accept pieces :-) I hope the repair goes quickly.

      July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    From the launch pad, we will have great views of Issaquah Valley, Lake Sammamish, possibly Mt. Rainier, and the Bellevue skyline. On clear days, Mount Baker can be seen in the distance. If anyone wants to hike up their glider, we will be very happy to watch you make a launch :-)

    July 23, 2013

    • Monique

      Allan, I am disappointed you won't be paragliding !

      July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have never used one while in this car park. I do not believe one is required.

    July 23, 2013

  • Monique

    I don't think so, Allan will confirm, but I am sure he would have told us if we needed one.

    July 23, 2013

  • Norma

    Is a Discovery Pass required for parking?

    July 23, 2013

  • JAN

    A little bit too early for me as well. I work not far from there and I have always said one of these days I will hike there. Have a great hike.

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In case anyone wants additional hikes (separate from this meet-up group), I am hiking Po Po Trail every Monday morning, leaving from this same parking area at 8:30am and you are very welcome to join me. This is a hiking trail that does not get old (yet), but does get easier with practice :-)

    July 16, 2013

    • petra v.

      Sounds good but let's see how next week's hike goes. Maybe I need to recover for a month first. ( Just kidding)

      July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If we have willing participants, we can schedule other hikes like Little Si and Stan's Outlook on our off Wednesdays. The early morning hikes are my favorite.

    July 16, 2013

    • petra v.

      I really like the early morning hikes during the week, especially during the summer months!

      1 · July 16, 2013

  • Monique

    Thanks, Allan...exciting to finally go to the top !
    Sabine : I had not seen this new walk, see you there !

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have a class that night.

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have a class that night. In editing as it happens. ;-)
    "Feint of heart"

    July 15, 2013

  • Fran

    A bit early for me. Enjoy!

    July 15, 2013

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