We're all about getting together with like-minded people and enjoying the natural beauty our region offers. Who wants to go hiking with some fellow vegans and vegetarians?
We will have a variety of shorter evening hikes, and longer more difficult day hikes. This group is also open to people who are curious about vegan and vegetarian lifestyle; we just ask that all who attend are respectful of everyone's choices.
Hike Begins: 9:00 AM
Check-in Time: 8:45 AM at Snoqualmie Pass Visitors Center
To attend this event, you must pre-purchase your ticket at the following URL:
Last year we enjoyed a few different hikes in the ranger-led snowshoe program at Snoqualmie Pass, and now we're going back for more! This is the extended 5-hour hike, and I found it fairly strenuous, so please be in good shape and have at least one prior snowshoeing experience under your belt.
Attending this event requires a donation and a reservation, and space is limited, so if you plan to join us, make your $25 reservation as soon as possible through the web site above.
"Extended walk. This winter trek will take you into the heart of Commonwealth Basin, a landscape that is rich with snowshoe routes and interesting winter life. Marten, ground squirrel, bobcat, wolverine all travel through this area, sometimes leaving evidence on the fresh snow. We'll travel about 5 miles at a moderate pace climbing into the basin, including a lunch break boasting scenery you'll be craving the rest of the winter. Bring a well-stocked backpack, lunch and dress for the ever-changing mountain weather for this one; we'll be out for about 4-5 hours."
We'll meet at the Snoqualmie Pass Visitor's Center at 8:45, with the walk beginning at 9:00. Carpooling will be available from the Eastgate Park & Ride.
What you'll need on the extended walk:
• Gear: Poles, sunglasses, backpack with the 10 essentials, extra clothing food and water is recommended.
• Water: More than you'd think, snowshoeing makes you thirst! Something warm in a thermos is nice too.
• Clothing: Extra change of clothes, "dress for success".
• Footwear: Sturdy waterproof boots with ankle support.
• Lunch/Snacks: High energy snacks, we'll break for lunch.
• Optional stuff: Camera, GPS, avalanche beacon, probe, avalanche shovel, map.