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Stretch your Legs: Poo Poo Point

Linda, my wheaten terrier, wants to chase a few Para gliders off Poo Poo Point this weekend. If you'd like to stretch your legs and see a nice view of the Issaquah/Lake Sammamish area, please join us!

FYI: This will be a bit longer and more strenuous of a hike than the last two I've scheduled @ Little Si and Rattlesnake.

Trail: Poo Poo Point, http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/poo-poo-point

DRIVING Directions:

1. Head southeast on I-90 E toward Exit 17
2. Take exit 17 for Front St toward East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast
3. Turn right onto Front St N
4. Turn left onto E Sunset Way
5. Turn right onto 2nd Ave SE
6. Turn left onto SE Evans St, Issaquah High schools will be on your Right
7. Look for a Gravel Parking lot on Right just past High School parking lot behind a Baseball Field

Location: Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain


Statistics
Roundtrip 7.4 miles
Elevation Gain 1650 ft
Highest Point 1850 ft

Features
Old growth
Mountain Views
Wildlife

Dogs

Well-behaved, friendly dogs Over 40 lbs. or of medium size allowed on hike. Linda, my wheaten terrier will be joining us. She is very playful and energetic, but on occasion asserts her dominance over small dogs that yap at her.
Discover Pass required

Itinerary:

11:15-11:30 A.M. Carpool @ Mercer Island Park N Ride.

If you need/want to carpool please meet @Mercer Island Park N Ride.

If you do not need/want to carpool please meet @ Gravel Parking lot near High school.

Mercer Island Park N Ride, 8000 N. Mercer Way, Mercer Island

This facility is served by

11:50 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Meetup @ Gravel Parking lot near High school

12:00-12:10 P.M. Hike Begins. Please be on time and ready to go or be prepared to catch up with the group on the trail.

Recommended

  • Extra Layer of Clothing, Hiking pants, Hat, Gloves, etc. to keep warm
  • Trail will have some snow and mud. Gaiters may keep you a bit less muddy. Microspikes, snoweshoes, etc. not necessary.
  • Water & Snack.
  • Waterproof Hiking Shoes and Jacket.
  • A good attitude is a great start.
  • Be in reasonably good shape.

Weather Policy

Rain, Snow, Sleet but not Hail :)

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  • Che T.

    It was a ton of fun and a great workout. Everyone was super nice and Brian was a great leader.

    March 3, 2013

    • Brian D.

      Thanks Che, Hope to see you on the trails soon.

      March 4, 2013

  • Randy

    Great to see everyone who came. Good but muddy hike of just about the right length.

    March 3, 2013

    • Richard B.

      Good weather, good company! See you guys again soon.

      1 · March 3, 2013

  • Randy

    Running 10 15 behinnd

    March 3, 2013

  • Brian D.

    ZOMG! It's gonna be a BEAUTIFUL DAY! RSVPS are back open for last minute stragglers.

    March 3, 2013

  • Cassandra

    Hi! I have only done Little Si...how does this hike compare in degree of difficulty? I am definitely interested!

    February 28, 2013

    • Cassandra

      Thanks for the reply Brian! Just did Rattlesnake Ledge today, so will sit out the hike tomorrow...I have a little more training to do :) Hope you and the group have fun!!

      March 2, 2013

    • Brian D.

      Thanks for touching base Cassandra. Check back for next weekends hike.

      March 2, 2013

  • Lauren

    Unfortunately I need to sit this one out. Really disappointed to miss it. Have a great time on the trail!

    March 2, 2013

    • Brian D.

      As Tina Fey via Liz Lemon would say on 30 Rock, "BLARGH!" :) Get better soon.

      March 2, 2013

  • Brian D.

    Looks like our adventurous group's numbers are being culled by the FLU! Don't fret, the Poo Poo Point hike is still ON! :) Cya tomorrow. Drink some Orange Juice or take vitamins!

    March 2, 2013

  • Allison

    Hey Brian, can I get a ride with you and Linda again?

    February 25, 2013

    • Brian D.

      Yay! It's Allison! Course you can. Cya @ the MI Park N' Ride.

      February 25, 2013

    • Brian D.

      Hi Allison, Got your message. Hope you feel well soon...like tomorrow! :)

      March 2, 2013

  • Lauren

    Actually a maybe. I'm fighting some kind of bug but will hopefully feel better by Sunday.

    March 1, 2013

    • Brian D.

      Thanks for the update Lauren. RSVPs close at Midnight tonight if you think you might not be able to come.

      March 2, 2013

  • Brian D.

    Weather & Trail Update for Poo Poo Point on Sunday: Mostly Sunny, Highs at 48 degrees with a 20% chance of rain. Trail will be muddy in spots but reports from WTA show it is in good shape. I will be wearing Gaiters to keep off the mud.

    March 2, 2013

  • Che T.

    Hey, I know this is short notice, but I'd like to carpool with somebody from the MI park and ride. I'm new to the area and I can chip in for gas.

    March 2, 2013

    • Brian D.

      No Worries Che, I have an extra couple spots in my Subaru. Cya at the Park N Ride.

      March 2, 2013

  • Randy

    + my two Shuskies

    February 25, 2013

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