How about a little motivation to get the kids out. Let's have an easter egg hunt on Poo Poo Point. A fairly short trail with a good challenge for the little ones. 2 miles, 1500' elevation gain. We did this last year and it worked out great. See the pictures of last years egg hunt.
Here's the plan:
I'll head up with a setup group and get to Poo Poo Point about a half hour early with Easter candy to hide in one area near the upper launch pad. When the families arrive shortly after and get collected, we'll send the kids on the egg hunt.
Hot coffee, tea, cocoa will be available at the top for those that join me to setup, and for the families that join for the egg hunt.
The planned time for the egg hunt is 12:00pm. Hopefully everyone can make it to the top by then. Starting at 10am I should be able to get to Poo Poo point by 11:00. That should give the setup group a chance to get things setup before the families arrive around 11:30 to 12:00. I'll need some additional hikers that can make the hike in this time frame (10-11) to help me carry some things up and help setup.
For the families and thier children: If you feel that you need more time to get to the top, please start earlier at your own pace. We wouldn't want to exclude anyone from the egg hunt. Or, if you think it will take less time to get the kids to the top, please start at a later time. This will help avoid cogestion and confusion as the setup group is getting things ready.
10:00am - Setup group starts at Chirico trail head
10:30am - Families and kids start at Chirico trail head
11:15am - Setup group arrives at Poo Poo Point
11:45am - Families arrive at Poo Poo point
12:00pm - Egg hunt
12:15pm - Picnic (allocate an hour and a half)
01:45pm - Head back down the trail
02:15pm - Chirico trail head
From I-90 take exit 17 (Front Street) and turn right (south). After 0.6 mile turn left (east) onto East Sunset Way, and in two blocks turn right onto 2nd Avenue SE. In about 0.5 mile park near the high school. The trail begins just south of the school on the switchback of the old railroad grade.
Unfortunately for this one, if there is rain, the hike and egg hunt will be cancelled. I'll try and make the decision the Thursday evening before the hunt.