Peninsula Wilderness Club Event AND everyone is welcome!
Weekly Wednesday after work Green Mountain hikes started and continue throughout the summer and into fall. Be at the Gold Creek trailhead at about 6 pm and be prepared to hike by 6:10-6:15. Bring headlamps on earlier spring and late fall hikes since it will be getting dark earlier at those times. Hikes will occur every Wednesday evening, rain or shine.
These hikes have been very popular and are a great opportunity to meet hikers of all abilities from the Peninsula Wilderness Club, Kitsap Outdoors Meetup and the Kitsap Hikers Group on Facebook. We have had as few as 3 and as many as 40 hikers on past events. All are welcome to attend and share a snack or two at the summit.
A Discover Pass is required to park at the Gold Creek trailhead.
You are responsible for bringing a Discover Pass, or riding with someone who has one if you intend to park a vehicle at the trailhead. The Discover Pass can be purchased at Walmart, Big-5, Fred Meyer and Wholesale Sports as well as the Discover Pass Website. The yearly pass is $30 but will probably cost more after service fees. As of this year (2013), the pass is transferable between two vehicles.
A good place to rideshare from is the parking area at the Wildcat Lake County Park (not to be confused with Wildcat Trailhead) as a park-n-ride. It's free to park there. If you drive, watch your speed. The sheriff has been known to pull over speeders on the way out to the trailhead.
The trip sponsor will try to make it to every hike, but please be prepared in the event that the sponsor cannot make it. If the trip sponsor can't be there, it will be announced on the Kitsap Hikers Facebook page sometime before the hike. The hikes are for the most part, autonomous at this point as there is almost always someone there each week.
DOGS - There are no restrictions as far as the DNR is concerned with hiking with dogs at Green Mountain. We like to see you folks show up with your pets. We would, however, ask you to try to keep them away from the picnic table at the summit while we are sharing food with one another and also ask that you please carry out any boot stickies the canine rascals left behind to deter their followers.
The PWC website also has a detailed description of the Gold Creek Trail, including driving directions to the trailhead in their Field Guide.
Trip sponsor does not facilitate or make carpool arrangements. The Kitsap Hikers Facebook Page is a great place (you'll have to request access if you're not already a member) for arranging rides and finding carpool information.
The PWC sponsor for the Green Mountain Weekly hikes this year is Jay Thompson. If your question hasn't been answered already in this calendar entry, head over to the Kitsap Hikers Facebook Page and post your question there, or send Jay an email: (remove the spaces in the email address) jaythom1 @ hotmail.com or Doug T at doug @ dougterry.net (don't forget to remove the spaces!)