Beginning Hiking Seminar

Nov 17
Description

Hikers! Learn what to put in your pack, how to dress for comfort and safety, and what to expect on a Mountaineers hike. Experienced Mountaineer hiking leaders will discuss clothing, boots, and pack, the Ten Essentials, seasonal trail hazards, where to shop for equipment (and save money), and how to research your hikes.

This seminar is designed to answer questions you, as a beginning hiker or new Mountaineer member, may have about how to get started. We will show samples of our equipment and show pictures of some of our favorite places to hike.

There is NO COST for this seminar! You don't have to be a Mountaineers member to attend. However, sign-up is required for this seminar with a limit of 75. Members and non-members are asked to utilize the on-line registration system. Please visit http://www.mountainee...

If assistance is needed to sign-up, please call Member Services at 206-521-6000. A minimum of three participants is required by the sign-up close date (two days prior to event) or the seminar will be canceled. Please check with the clubhouse on the day of the seminar to make sure that it has not been canceled due to lack of participants.

DIRECTIONS to the Mountaineers Club House.
From I-5

Method 1: Exit at NE 65th St and head east on NE 65th. Continue on NE 65th until you reach Sand Point Way NE. Please note that the arterial on NE 65th will for a short period of time curve to the south and become NE Princeton Way. However, the road will immediately curve back to the north and will become NE 65th again. Turn left at the stop light, which is Sandpoint Way NE. Proceed north until you reach the main entrance to Magnuson Park on your right, approximately NE 74th (This is the second stop light, after you turned on to Sandpoint Way NE). Turn right into the guard station and as you enter, you will pass a guard station. Immediately turn left after this and proceed on this access road, which is parallel to NE Sandpoint Way NE until you reach The Mountaineers Building. From Sand Point Way NW you can see the Mountaineers building at NE 77th.

Method 2: From Highway 520 East. Exit at Montlake Blvd. NE. Turn North at Montlake Blvd. NE. Follow Montlake Blvd. NE and stay on this road as it curves to the right and becomes NE 45th St. A short while later, it curves to the left and becomes Sand Point Way NE. When you reach NE 65th continue on Sandpoint Way NE. Proceed north until you reach the main entrance to Magnuson Park on your right, approximately NE 74th (This is the second stop light, after you turned on to Sandpoint Way NE). Turn right into the guard station and as you enter, you will pass a guard station. Immediately turn left after this and proceed on this access road, which is parallel to NE Sandpoint Way NE until you reach The Mountaineers Building. From Sand Point Way NW you can see the Mountaineers building at NE 77th.

Bus Information

There are three buses that come by Magnuson Park - #'s 30, 74 and 75. All three buses stop just in front of our building. To plan a trip to our building, use Metro's Trip Planner.

Walking/Cycling

Magnuson Park is located near the Burke-Gilman Trail, a walk/bike path that covers 14 miles from Seattle's Fremont neighborhood to Kirkland's Tracy Owen Station. We encourage our members and the general public to take advantage of this spectacular trail. For more information and maps, visit the Seattle Parks & Recreation website on the Burke Gilman Trail. You can reach our building by leaving the trail at NE 77th St and heading east.

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