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Hike up to Tubal Cain Mine and Buckhorn Lake

Let's hike to Tubal Cain Mine and Buckhorn Lake. This 12 mile round trip hike has only 2,000 feet in elevation gain. Instead there are blooming rhodies, abandoned mining towns and other stuff to see.

 

Read the WTA description and very recent trip reports to get a better feel for the day at http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/buckhorn-lake.

 

Bring the 10 essentials and money to reimburse the driver for the carpool. A stop for ice cream or food afterwards is possible to likely.

 

As always, meetup members are responsible for reading about the activity and assessing their ability to safely participate. Meetup event host are not trip leaders and are not responsible for participants in the activities.

 

 

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  • Bill O

    Great interesting hike with lots to see. We really did find the lake, didn't we? Wonderful fun group of people. Thanks everybody for a long enjoyable day. Looking forward to hiking with you all again.

    July 14, 2013

  • Chris S.

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    July 12, 2013

  • Josh N.

    An interesting 'exploratory' hike. Good fun though, haha.
    It was good to meet everyone who I hadn't hiked with before.

    July 12, 2013

  • KT

    A lot of fun!

    July 12, 2013

  • KT

    Great hike and nice people, it was fun!

    July 12, 2013

  • Chris S.

    This was a very silly and wonderful meet up. We found the plane. We found the lake. We found a whole a lot of ways to laugh together. We even found food at the third place we tried. It couldn't get any better.

    2 · July 11, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Sorry to miss Mindy today.

    July 11, 2013

  • Chris S.

    One of our hikers needs a ride from Fir street on the Eastside (of Olympia) to Top Foods. Is anyone heading thru that way in the morning?

    July 10, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Everything looks great for tomorrow's (Thursday) Tubal Cain and Buckhorn Lake meetup hike.

    We have a waiting list, so if your plans have changed and you cannot attend please change your RSVP status to "not attending" and post a comment.

    We will leave the parking lot at 7 a.m. Call me on my cell in the morning if you run into a unexpected problem. My phone is[masked]-1477.

    We should all be able to ride to the trailhead in one minivan or van. Please bring money to reimburse the driver for mileage and a possible ice cream a/o food stop on the way back (as the group decides).

    Weather looks good, but as always please bring the ten essentials. I also bring a harmonica to scare the bears.

    July 10, 2013

  • Chris S.

    If we stay at 7 or fewer then we can all go in one car - my minivan - from the Top Foods parking lot. 8 or more have to split into multiple vehicles. Does anyone else have a minivan or van who wants to drive a group of 7 (or more) and get reimbursed for mileage?

    July 10, 2013

  • Brenda B.

    I am really out of shape, so waiting for the very beginner hikes. Happy Hiking!

    July 9, 2013

    • Chris S.

      Glad you are choosing where to start. Hope to see you out on the trails.

      July 10, 2013

  • Victoria

    I would love to go but week day hikes are difficult for me to make.

    July 10, 2013

    • Chris S.

      I understand Victoria. It's exactly the opposite for me. Weekends are hard to do. Hope to see you another time.

      July 10, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Two requests: 1. Please let me know (a comment here is fine) if you plan to drive directly to to trailhead instead of carpooling from Olympia. 2. Please comment here AND change your RSVP if your plans change and you are unable to get out and play. Thanks!

    July 10, 2013

  • Syl

    Hi Chris, sorry I can't join you on your weekday hike--have fun!

    July 9, 2013

    • Chris S.

      I'll miss you Syl. See you in the woods or on the snow soon.

      July 10, 2013

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