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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!!!!!!!!
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.
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..............
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.