Early Bird Special! Teneriffe Falls! (North Bend)

You resolved at the beginning of 2013 that that flab would become fab! (You know what I’m talkin’ about) and you are seriously ready to break up with your treadmill and hit the trails? Here is your chance! Each Saturday starting in March we will begin the early morning adventure; most of the hikes I am hosting take approximately an hour up and hour down. This means you have from 0930 to start the rest of your day, with high energy!


I will change up the location for these hikes, but know that some may go a little longer than the two hours based on your pace. If you are a slower hiker you will be able to meet others at your pace. I tend to be mid-to-fast paced (2.5mph avg). I will wait at the top for ALL hikers and provide support and motivation along the way (I’m not a cheerleader, but I do want to see you succeed!)


I am currently going to stick to hikes in the Issaquah Alps area and will post the hike accordingly.


INTINERARY:
0700 AM – Depart Eastgate Park and Ride (WEST LOT)

0730 AM - Depart Trail head (approximation)


HIKE DETAILS:

Location:Teneriffe Falls (North Bend Area)

Round Trip: 5.0 miles

Elevation Gain: 1200 ft

Highest Point: 1576 ft

Features:Old growth


User info: Dogs allowed on leash, Discover
Pass required

Driving Directions:

From Seattle drive east on I-90 to exit 32 (436th Avenue SE). Turn left (north) over the freeway and drive 0.5 mile to North Bend Way.
Turn left (west), and in 0.25 mile turn right (north) on Mount
Si Road. Shortly after crossing the bridge, the road banks right. Just
after this curve, look for a paved parking area on the left side of the road (if you get to the intersection with 444th Avenue SE, you've gone
too far).


CARPOOLING HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AS THERE IS LIMITED PARKING!

REQUIREMENTS:
Suggestion: Bring snacks. It is recommended you bring something warm too.

The 10 essentials. Short hike such as this you may limit the amount of supplies you need, but here are the 10 essentials anyway: Nutrition (food), hydration (water), insulation (rain gear/extra clothing, GLOVES!), emergency shelter (small emergency bivy), navigation (map & compass), first aid kit & repair kit (for you!), sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen), illumination (headlamp). There are always other items you should carry with you, but you will learn along the way.

More on clothing: On weekend hikes (when there is more mileage between us and the trailhead I am a little more strict on my “no cotton” policies. Dress comfortably and warm; check out www.sectionhiker.com for more information on wearing cotton hiking-Or email me and I will tell you.

Pace
This adventure will likely be a little slower, but I typically hike at 2.5 mph. If you are not in shape or are a beginner hiker IS the trip for you. You will be able to improve your hiking skills and meet others on the trail too!

Support
We will take plenty of breaks throughout the day. It is recommended you bring snacks to enjoy on the trail. During the hike we can cover any questions you have about equipment, navigation, first aid, regulations, other hikes, or anything else I can help you with. My 10 years of First Aid instruction to my 20+ years hiking is information I am always willing to share!

Rain Policy
I hike rain, sleet, snow, shine…we live in Washington! Don’t let a little rain stop you from enjoying the outdoors.

FAQs:
Q: Do you run? A: Some of the folks on my hikes like to run; the majority of folks who attend these hikes maintain a moderate pace (we stop once in a while, but this is not a stroll). It is important for me to keep all hikers at a similar skill level for group safety. Please reach out to me if you are concerned about your skill level.
Q: Will you still hike in the rain? A: Yes, a little light rain never hurt anyone…unprepared for the rain though could; please come prepared for ANY weather condition.
Q: Do I have to bring a headlamp? A: Yes, any sort of lamp or torch to get you down safely.
Q: Where do you meet? A: I will always meet in the WEST LOT at the Eastgate Park and Ride (as I have been doing all summer)…look for the lot closest to the hotel. Please note, with changes of season we will be leaving promptly at 5:45pm from the WEST LOT.
Q: What do you look like; how will I find you? A: I look just like my picture…and you will find me standing with others in the WEST LOT.
HIKE DETAILS:
Location: Mount Si/Talus Loop
North Bend Area
Department of Natural Resources, South Puget Sound Region
Round Trip: 8.0 miles
Elevation Gain: 3150 ft
Highest Point: 3900 ft
Features: Old growth, Mountain Views, Summits
User info: Dogs allowed on leash, Discover Pass required
Driving Directions:
From Seattle drive east on I-90 to exit 32 (436th Avenue SE). Turn left (north) over the freeway and drive 0.5 mile to North Bend Way. Turn left (west), and in 0.25 mile turn right (north) on Mount Si Road. The large trailhead parking lot is on the left, 2.5 miles down the road.Itinerary
5:45pm – Depart Eastgate Park and Ride (WEST LOT)

6:15pm - Depart Trail head (approximation)

Requirements
Please dress accordingly and be sure to have your ten essentials (water and snacks as desired). Also, as a friendly reminder: this is a conditioner, not a leisurely stroll.

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  • Zach

    Sorry for canceling . I think I might slow the group down with my speed. Its best if l do this hike alone.

    March 30, 2013

    • Jennifer B.

      You should hike alone. I will hike it with you, if you haven't home yet. Let me know...

      March 31, 2013

  • Ruth G

    Perfect time and hiking weather. I like the length of time too. I only missed about 10 minutes of class. Enjoyed meeting and talking to people. Thanks!

    March 31, 2013

  • Sandi B.

    It was a great hike,,,perfect day...the falls were beautiful!

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    Hi, there are three of us at the trail head. Just want to check if the group have left yet? We've been here since before 7:30am. Maybe we don't have the correct trail head?

    March 30, 2013

    • Jennifer B.

      I'm tryingto find you. Pls help.

      March 30, 2013

    • Rachel M.

      We suspect the wrong direction may have accidentally been provided, or else all five of us read it wrong. The four of us decided to walk it anyway. Sorry we missed you...we must be ahead of you. Might see you at the top! :-)

      March 30, 2013

  • Rohan S.

    Am at the Trail head for the last 5 mins....guess I missed you guys

    March 30, 2013

  • Ann

    Arrived and been looking around for awhile, can't find anyone. Maybe you guys headed up early or I am in the wrong place?

    March 30, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    Having car issues. I'm goinng to meet at trailhead. 7:30. Please keep me posted when the group arrives.

    March 30, 2013

  • Leah

    All, just a friendly reminder: we roll out of the WEST parking lot at the Eastgate Park and Ride right at 0700! Please be a little early! Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

    March 29, 2013

    • orr

      Hi Leah, the 554 bus from Seattle arrives at 6:56 am, so hopefully I'll be on time...

      March 29, 2013

  • Leah

    I have seen some comments asking about the waiting list. First, there really is not a lot of parking at this location. Carpooling is not just a suggestion it is highly recommended. Second, there is only one of me and I like to limit my stress load as a host. Third, I would prefer to keep my numbers at 12...I am pushing far past this already for trail travel. Those who do not attend and are no shows will be marked accordingly. It is not fair to those that really want to go to be on a wait list if folks don't show up. So, I ask as a courtesy that folks be serious about attending. Thank you all for considering all the details.

    1 · March 28, 2013

    • Brian D.

      Hi Leah, I've done this hike before and will bring up the rear of the group. Still a bit of a slowpoke.

      March 29, 2013

  • Brian D.

    I have a Discover Pass and can fit 3 more in my Subaru. Will be @ Park N Ride Bright and Early.

    March 29, 2013

  • Sandi B.

    I have a pass also and can take up to 3 others or ride with someone.

    March 29, 2013

  • Ruth G

    Hi, Leah, I don't see that the question was answered - do we need snowshoes or traction device? Thanks!

    March 29, 2013

    • Leah

      Someone else answered...just traction advised. No snowshoes.

      March 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just looked up the trip report and I think all the snow has melted! At least I hope so because I don't have traction

      March 29, 2013

  • Steph

    I will have a discovery pass. Will either hitch a ride or provide one. See you all at the P&R

    March 29, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    On waiting list. If spaces come available, then I have a discovery pass I could bring. Keen to catch a lift at the P&R. Thanks!

    March 28, 2013

  • wadood

    Other commitments can't move, have fun...

    March 28, 2013

  • Rohan S.

    I have Discover pass. Can take 2 to 3 people

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there really a waiting list?

    March 28, 2013

    • Leah

      Yes, there is. Why do you ask?

      March 28, 2013

  • wadood

    I don't have a discovery or nw forest pass.. I can take 4 people if not I will hitch a ride with someone either way I am cool..

    March 28, 2013

  • Amanda

    Hey all, I was there just this past weekend and there was a decent amount of snow. Not sure you'd need snowshoes, but micro-spikes are definitely a good idea. Have fun!

    2 · March 27, 2013

  • Randy

    Schedule changed, guess I'll have to hike later . Have fun!

    March 27, 2013

  • Greg H.

    Going to have bow out. Have fun!

    March 27, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    I will catch a ride too please. :)

    March 27, 2013

  • Laura J.

    Ill be at the p&r and can take 3 in my car. I have a discovery pass.

    March 25, 2013

    • orr

      hi Laura! A ride would be greatly appreciated if you have space. Thanks! -Orr

      March 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would appreciate a ride too. See you at the P&R!

      March 27, 2013

  • Robert

    Leah , do we need snowshoes for this? I have a discovery pass.

    March 27, 2013

  • Leah

    Hi, all, please remember we have a lot of people interested in attending this hike. If you are unable to make it, please change your RSVP so others can attend. Thank you.

    March 27, 2013

  • Sandi B.

    I am anxious to get some hiking in

    March 25, 2013

  • wadood

    I can carpool 4 need discover pass.. see u all at the p&r for the day hike .

    March 25, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    Interested in carpooling fm South (Univ Place near Tacoma). I'm happy to meet at the P&R as well. :)

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Totally interested in these hikes in the future! I'm just not a fan of hiking in snow so I will hold off until it is a little warmer. Have fun!!

    March 25, 2013

    • Leah

      There is no snow on the trails I have been hiking on. There might be a little slush on Tenerrife, but we are only going to the falls.

      March 25, 2013

  • Leah

    All, just to clarify...if you are bringing an animal as your +1 please refrain from adding them as your plus one. Thank you.

    March 25, 2013

  • Robert

    P&R

    March 25, 2013

  • Ruth G

    Possibly a guest. I will confirm. Thanks!

    March 25, 2013

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