Bi-weekly Conditioner: Rattlesnake 3rd Ledge

  • April 9, 2013 · 5:45 PM
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Question: What’s a bi-weekly conditioner? Answer: Hikes scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays to invigorate your hiking senses, get you out of the gym, making friends and having fun!

 

*PLEASE READ ALL DETAILS PRIOR TO SIGNING UP FOR THESE HIKES! *

 

Itinerary

 

5:45pm – Depart Eastgate Park and Ride (WEST LOT) ***We always meet in the WEST LOT at the Eastgate Park and Ride.  Please note, with changes of season we will be leaving promptly at 5:45pm from the WEST LOT. [WE DO NOT MEET NOT UNDER THE OVERPASS…go to the other side-people keep going to the other lot and get left behind!]


6:15pm - Depart Trail head (approximation)

 



 

 

-Please indicate if you are meeting at the P&R or TH in your RSVP-

 


Requirements



 

The 10 essentials. 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 what you need personally. Trekking poles are to your desire. [Evening Hikes you can limit gear by creating smaller kits-use common sense].

Headlamp! The winter bi-weekly conditioners start in the dark. It is recommended you bring a headlamp with extra batteries. [Flashlights, torch, whatever gets you up and down the mountain safely]. *A headlamp check will be conducted at the trailhead…if you do not have one you will be turned away-this is for your safety.

 

Pace

I personally hike about 3-3.5 mph uphill (about the same coming down).  Understandably, most folks might be at a different pace. The two trails I hike during the winter months are easy for any hiker. I have had folks with various paces arrive for these hikes-you are bound to find someone on the hike at your pace; just know that this is intended to be a conditioner for your personal goals. I will not turn folks away from being too slow. Feel free to contact me with questions.

 

Rain Policy
I hike, snowshoe, backpack rain, sleet, snow, shine…we live in Washington! Don’t let a little rain stop you from enjoying the outdoors. I’ve never heard of anyone melting from a little rain ;)

 

Trailheads

During the winter months we will primarily stick to two main trails: Poo Poo Point (Tiger Mountain-Issaquah Alps) and Talus Loop (Mount Si-North Bend). Here is information for both:

 

  

TALUS LOOP HIKE DETAILS:

Location: Rattlesnae Ledge; North Bend Area

Department of Natural Resources, South Puget Sound Region

Round Trip:

 Elevation Gain:  ft

Highest Point:  ft

Features: Old growth

User info: Dogs allowed on leash, Discover Pass required


Driving Directions to Trailhead (Per WTA site):

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. 

 

Each week the hike will change. If you have other hikes that you know well, or suggestions: I am willing to try new trails! Always up for a new adventure!

 

Many of my groups like to go out for a bite and a beer after. You are under no obligation to do so, but it is one of my favorite parts of the evenings!

 

 

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  • Christa

    Caught at work. Catch you all next time.

    April 9, 2013

  • Brian D.

    I will bring up the rear of the group with Linda to the First Ledge.

    1 · April 8, 2013

    • Brian D.

      @ PR if anyone needs ride.

      April 9, 2013

  • Ryan

    It turns out I can't make it today. Sorry for the late notice, but my schedule doesn't allow it. See you on Thursday.

    April 9, 2013

  • Aaron S

    Trailhead

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not going to be able to make this after all.

    April 9, 2013

  • DanH

    p&r. Leaving Cap hill at about 5:15 if anyone wants to join! [masked]

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone able to carpool from Seattle?

    April 8, 2013

    • Gerard O.

      Brittain - I'm at work in SLU and could give you a ride.

      April 9, 2013

    • DanH

      I'm on Cap Hill too! Right by SU! I'm happy to drive or whatever -[masked]

      April 9, 2013

  • Chris

    Holy meetup attendance Batman!

    1 · April 9, 2013

    • Laura C

      Was up to 34 or 35 yesterday. Shall we start a pool?

      April 9, 2013

  • Vineeth

    p&r

    April 9, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    Sorry, have a last minute clash. Disappointed that I miss out on Rattlesnake this time but I'm sure there'll be another opportunity. Enjoy!

    April 9, 2013

  • Lee J.

    Well, it turns out it was Thursday, just with another meet-up group (same locale). Ha ha. Still getting the hang of this...

    April 8, 2013

    • Lee J.

      ha ha ha!! I'll make a note of that little piece of information. :) btw, I signed up for one of your conditioners here in a couple weeks. I guess I'll make sure I'm hiking in the same direction as you --- and now that I think about it, maybe behind you. (another smile)

      April 9, 2013

    • Laura C

      You'll learn not to poke the bear. We all learn.

      1 · April 9, 2013

  • Brittain M.

    P&R

    April 9, 2013

  • Paul B.

    P & R

    April 8, 2013

  • Aarthi

    TH
    This is my first time - looking forward!

    April 8, 2013

  • Greg H.

    Hey Leah, if you need any help with a group this big let me know.

    April 7, 2013

    • Leah

      I'd say I know at least half the folks signed up.

      April 8, 2013

    • Laura C

      36 right now. Going to make our restaurant choices for the after hike meal kind of interesting.

      April 8, 2013

  • Laura C

    I've got a Smart and can take one from the Issaquah P&R if someone wants a ride. Otherwise TH

    April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Laura. You mind if I ride with you from the Issaquah P&R?

      April 8, 2013

    • Laura C

      Sorry Chris, looks like I've got a passenger already.

      April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    P&R
    This is my first time hiking with the group. How long is the hike, typically?

    April 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, looking forward to it!

      April 8, 2013

    • Paul B.

      My first time too Anya. Glad you asked that question, I was curious as well.

      April 8, 2013

  • Gerard O.

    P & R

    April 8, 2013

  • Lee J.

    Sorry; I thought this was Thursday. I have a previously scheduled commitment on Tuesday. Next time!

    April 8, 2013

  • Lee J.

    I will come to the Park & Ride. I can drive to the trailhead from there if another vehicle is needed. I would have room for at least 3 more in that case.

    April 8, 2013

  • Leah

    For those going to the trailhead...the park closes the gate at dusk. Be sure to park outside of the gate! As always I highly recommend carpooling and I help to arrange carpools at the pr from eastgate. (lets all strive to reduce our carbon footprint). Laura C has offered a ride from issaquah...he little car will only fit one tho. We will meet at the trailhead...not the parking lot. My phone service is a hit or miss once I get out to that area.

    April 8, 2013

  • Lee J.

    looking forward to it!

    April 7, 2013

  • Chris

    P&R

    April 7, 2013

  • Ryan

    P&R

    April 5, 2013

  • Leah

    Someone asked me a good question: "where do you consider the trailhead? By the cars or the portas?" answer: by the official sign and portas. Please be patient as we may not be there exactly at 615...we will do our best. Slow hikers can plan to go to the first ledge. Fast hikers I will take you up to the third ledge and we will pick up everyone from the first ledge on the way down.

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Th

    April 3, 2013

  • Melanie B. Johnson W.

    I'll meet you at the trailhead. What time do you plan to be at the trailhead? I'm going to try to get my husband to join us...We'll see about that.

    April 3, 2013

  • Nivas

    P&R

    April 3, 2013

  • Mike Z

    TH

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    TH

    April 3, 2013

  • April

    I'll come to the Park and Ride.

    April 3, 2013

  • Robert

    P&R

    April 3, 2013

  • Victoria

    will meet you at P&R

    April 3, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    I'll meet at Trail Head

    April 3, 2013

  • Christa

    I'll be at the trailhead.

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    P&R

    March 18, 2013

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