What we're about

We are an active, over 40 group that enjoys hiking, biking, concerts, bowling, a good beer, hikes with dogs, urban hikes, and great times with friends. Please be sure to go to the "pages" section to see our legal disclaimer, guidelines, and guest policy, they can all be found here. waiver and policies (http://www.meetup.com/Over-40-Single-Hikers-and-Adventurers/about/) (shown below)

Some basic guidelines.
Treat everyone with respect.
Don't be a no-show or cancel at the last minute. If this becomes a pattern, you'll be removed from the group.
If you signed up as a "Yes" and plans change, switch your reply to "No".
If you know upfront that you won't be going, you do not need to reply to the event.
Be prepared with the proper equipment.
We'll start on time, so don't be late.
All end times are estimated, please don't have plans for immediately after any event.
Chip in for gas money.
Bring a bag for your boots, so you don't get mud in the driver's car.
Take turns driving.
Purchase Discover and Forest Passes if you will be hiking. And learn the difference between the two, so you don't get ticketed.
You can buy them at REI or online.
Go to sites like wta.org to learn about the 10 essentials, find trails, etc.

Helpful Hints:

When we list hikes, we'll let you know the difficulty level and the pace.

Example: Moderate 25 minute miles. This will probably be a hike like Rattlesnake Ledge. It's 4 miles roundtrip and 1160 of elevation gain. This means you should be able to get up and down this hike, including a break at the top in under 2 hours.
http://www.wta.org/go... (http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/rattle-snake-ledge)

For Weekend hikes, we'll often go slower, so that we can take more pictures, but we'll still average about 30 minute miles.

Strenuous hikes either have more elevation gain or are much further in distance. Example: Mount Si is 8 miles and 3150 feet of elevation gain.
http://www.wta.org/go... (http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/mount-si)

For your safety and the safety of others, be sure you are able to keep the appropriate pace when signing up for a hike. We are not professional guides and while we do try to keep everyone safe, your safety is your responsibility.

We're are doing this as volunteers because we think it's fun and want to share our interests with like minded people. If you enjoy the group, encourage others to join. If you aren't enjoying the group, we hope you'll find another group that better suits your needs.

Happy Trails

Upcoming events (5)

Lord Hill Park Late Riser Work Out Nature Hike

Lord Hill Regional Park

Lets all get a work out together at Lord Hill Park enjoying the unique varied terrain that this park has to offer including miles of rain forest trails with lakes and beaver ponds plus grand views of the area to top it off! On a clear day Mt Rainier is in full view!!!!!!! Hey North End Folks this is your hike! And yes we all will get a work out on the hills..........No worries all levels way cool as we all wait at the top encouraging you all on.......... And yes there is a super steep hill climb near the end! "Please be committed to attending with no last minute no shows or cancellations" No Parking Passes Required! All dogs welcome! Description • Distance: 7+ RT Hiking route is subject to change • Elevation gain: 1000+ FT • High point: 650 FT+ • Difficulty: Moderate with a lots of ups and downs and a couple very steep hill climbs! • Hiking time: 4+ hours • Hiking speed: Quick leisurely pace with plenty of breaks What to bring: Rain gear, layered clothing, trekking poles, sturdy shoes or boots, camera, sunscreen, water and snacks. Schedule • 1:00 PM - Park Trailhead • 2:15 PM - Valley and mountain view point with a snack break • 5:30 PM - Back to our cars •6:00 PM - Piccola Pizza in the cool historic town of Snohomish Carpools encouraged! Driving Directions: Google it!!!!!!!!

Granite Lakes Hike - Slow Pace

Eastgate Park and Ride

Let's take a hike to Granite Lakes I am listing this as slow pace because I am using this as a backpacking training hike and plan to carry extra weight. Pace[masked] mph Hike stats: 8.8 miles, 2270 feet gain, high point 3070 feet. Discover pass for parking. *Strongly recommend bring poles for creek crossings. WTA link: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/granite-creek-road-trail Weather Link: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?textField1=47.469826&textField2=-121.668703#.XOQeZshKiUk Timeline: Meet at Eastgate Park and Ride on the WEST side of the parking structure at 7:30 am. Depart park and ride: 7:40 Arrive at trailhead: 8:10 Start hiking: 8:25 Estimated hiking time about 7 hours with breaks and lunch. Back at trailhead: 3:00 pm Optional food in North Bend: 3:30 Back and park and Ride: 5 pm All times are estimates, do not make any tight plans with hike as it may take longer than expected. (I tried to add extra time, but you never know) If you sign up, please plan on attending. I am keeping the group size small on this one and you may be taking a spot that someone else wants. Bring: 10 essentials, food, water, waterproof boots, poles, rain jacket, $8 for gas for driver.

Kerry Park Sunset Stair Climb Workout! "Seattle and Mount Rainier best views"

W Lake Union Center Pedestrian Bridge

Lets all bring in spring with a fun stair climb workout where any hiker is welcome at any level slow or fast as where the mountain goats will wait at the top for us and serve us refreshments for our hard work Arr Arr.. Our treat the spectacular views of Kerry Park...................................... "Sunset is at ??? PM" Please be committed to attending with no last minute no shows or cancellations. Always plan on getting home later than expected! Description • Distance: 4+ RT • Elevation gain: 600+ FT • High point: 600+ FT • Difficulty: Strenuous as this short trek is good at any level What to bring: Headlamp or flash light recommended! Schedule: • 6:00 PM - Meet at the W Lake Union Center Pedestrian Bridge • 7:30 PM - Back to our cars Quick pub break near buy..............

FIELD TRIP - Wenatchee Ice Age Floods with Nick Zentner(CWU Geology Professor)

Are we sure there was more than one Ice Age Flood? What evidence can be studied in the Wenatchee area to prove at least 9 floods? Malaga Landslide, Moses Coulee, West Bar, Pangborn Bar, etc….put into chronological order on this field trip. New work by Richard Waitt (USGS) will be featured. Last stop will feature Wenatchee’s Saddle Rock. Schedule: 7:30 am - meet at Eastgate Park and Ride or wherever it's the easiest for all of you. I'll need a volunteer to be in charge until you all get to Ellensburg.. 7:45 am - leave for Ellensburg. 9:15 am - Meet Ken at Ellensburg Exit 109 for quick coffee at the Buzz Inn Restaurant. 9:45 am - Meet and greet with Nick Zenter and staff at Central Washington University's Hebeler Hall Parking Lot 10 am - Depart Hebeler Parking lot and follow Nick and staff to the Wenatchee Valley area throughout the day. 11 am- Stop 1-Crescent Bar Area/880 ft elevation. (Gravel lot on left off of Crescent Bar Road just shy of Mansfield Road. Please park in north half of lot)No hiking 12 pm-Stop 2 -Sunrise Lane Area/863 ft elevation. (E on Sunrise Lane off of State 28, then north on Sunrise Court til dead end)300 yards of hiking at Stop 2 through sagebrush, over irregular ground. 1:30 pm-Stop 3 Colockum Road Area/730 ft elevation.(E on Ravens Home Lane off of Colockum Road, then south to cul-de-sac in brand-new ’The Bluffs’ subdivision)No hiking 2:30 pm-Stop 4 Saddle Rock Trailhead/1073 ft elevation.(Nick lecture at picnic shelter elevated above parking lot) Lots of hiking (optional) after Stop 4 lecture. 4:30 pm - End field trip and hike around the Saddle Mountain area. 5 pm- Dinner and Libation at downtown Wenatchee's Rail Station and Ale House. 6 pm - return trip. 8:30 pm- Return to Eastgate Park and Ride NOTE: These times are only estimates and later and right before the field trip, Nick should provide us maps, geological documents, directions,etc. explaining the trip. What to bring Good boots, poles, sunscreen, food/snacks,water, hat, insect repellent, sunglasses. , something to sit on, gas money for the driver, and a great attitude. This should be a great event and Nick always makes learning Geology fun with side jokes here and there. • Important to know Driving Directions https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=Eastgate+park+and+ride+to+CWU+Hebeler+Hall From Hebeler Hall, we will follow everyone else attending the field trip. FINAL NOTE:More details to come later in the month as we get closer to the field trip day. Stay tuned.

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