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It is Fall Season... **Everyone responsible for their own risk/safety, and everyone have to follow social distance rules, everyone has to have mask..if you want go check area while others by camp area that is your own risk, and we like to say don't go by your self any far from camp area!! so you need agree and stick with rules.. **if you only want hike welcome, we need organize carpool option for only Hiker.. Please read all and take note what you have to have with you.. Another adventure waiting to start, and we need all support each others..as a morality..we will go to https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/lake-laura-backdoor Location Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass Length 3.0 miles, roundtrip Elevation Gain: 1000 ft. Highest Point: 4800 ft. Carpool we need 4x4 high clearance cars Larger V6 SUV/Truck give $30 from each person for gas support... please pay before go.. 1-you need masks 2-your own sanitizer 3-sun glasses 4-stick with social distance which 6 ft between.. 5-when talking each others do not take down your mask!! 6-we will have a campfire and give space between when you near campfire 7-sharing food or snacks with out touching, same water too.. 8-if you feel sick please don't participate!! 9-no negative opinion..if you have don't sign up..do not write negative opinion as a common.. gears: each person needs own gear "4 season waterproof tent-sleeping bag-sleeping pad-sleeping time clothes-towel and swimming gear if you want-extra socks-water bottle-bowl-fork/spoon/knife-salt-sugar-tea/coffee-dry fruits/instant noodle for couple days-mug-rain jacket/pants-mosquito net in case covers your had/face/neck(if you go to camping store you can find one). Fishing gear and fresh water permit for WA state. Camera-flash light(had band one is better)-power bank for your phone-bring your phone cable if you need charge while driving we may not have.. bring 3-4 plastic bags/toilet paper/if you want use bear canister you can bring your but you need leave little far from camp area when you are in tent or we will hang food in bag on tree far from tent area.. what we have water filter-latex gloves-axe and saw for wood(we will use broken woods),fry pot,camping stoves..no toilet so you will bury..no shower how about jump into lake.. area info.. A short, beautiful, but very steep unofficial bootpath to Lake Laura and Lake Lillian, this route gets you there in a quarter of the time, but breathing just as hard. A much more forgiving access to Lake Lillian is the official trailhead. our meeting point is always same Green lake P&R Vegan cafe side/south band..if you running late let us to know because we will stick on the time.. ** as a food bring only instant noodle for your self, snacks, fruit..you need light carry and less trash stuff..we can not have a camp fire..so you need your camping stove and gas.. Come join new and old friends in the Washington Mountains . ***CARPOOLING IS ENCOURAGED***Use the message system to arrange rides* RSVP ETIQUETTE: Since we have limited space I ask that you be considerate of others and commit to your RSVP. Your no-show may prevent someone else from attending and you from attending other limited events like this. Remember if you miss this event. You'll miss an awesome experience . ***As far as this event system goes, participation is voluntary and you attend at your own risk, and that Organizers are indemnified.
LOCATION Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass LENGTH 6.5 miles, roundtrip ELEVATION Gain: 2420 ft. Highest Point: 4320 ft. PARKING PASS/ENTRY FEE Northwest Forest Pass Sun-drenched ridgelines, blooming trillium, and sparkling alpine waters define this fitting tribute to one of Washington’s greatest trail advocates. An ode to lifelong nature photographer and conservationist Ira Spring, this highly popular summer trail traverses steep pitches and open meadows en route to Mason Lake, a popular weekend camping destination in its own right. From the parking lot, the trail meanders through dense forest and gently climbs a few long switchbacks until reaching Mason Creek at 0.8 mile. Normally docile from late spring to fall, be aware that high water can occur in the spring. Luckily, thanks to the efforts of volunteer crews and the generosity of the Spring Trust for Trails, a sturdy footbridge has been installed across the creek, and hikers can safely cross it in all seasons. At 1.6 miles, veer left at an obvious but unmarked junction and take a deep breath -- the real climbing starts here. Ascending several steep pitches, the trail zigzags above tree line into an alpine meadow bursting with seasonal wildflowers and mountain vistas. Stay left at the junction with the Bandera Mountain Trail at 2.9 miles and continue climbing north toward the high point of the hike, a rocky crest at 4,320 feet. Here, expansive views to the south and west reveal prime photo opportunities and glimpses of Mount Rainier on clear days. Drop over the north side of the ridge into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, quickly descending about 300 feet to the shores of Mason Lake -- a small but deep alpine pool swimming with plump trout. The main trail continues along the west and north banks of the lake to several designated camping areas, complete with a backcountry privy. Find an unclaimed boulder on the shore and soak in sunlight while enjoying views of Bandera Mountain and its tree-lined slopes reflect off the cool waters. WTA Pro Tip: There are several ways you can lengthen your trip here. Option 1: From the junction with the Bandera Mountain Trail, head to the summit of Little Bandera Mountain -- a short but aggressive 0.6-mile jaunt to elevated lake views and sweeping northwest vistas. But don’t underestimate the effort required; from the turnoff, this narrow path soars 700 feet up the ridge spine in just over half of a mile. Option 2: From Mason Lake, follow the main trail along the north bank to the junction with Mount Defiance Trail. Turn left and follow this trail for 1.3 miles until reaching a spur trail to the summit at 5,200 feet. Views abound at the crest, but the 5,584-foot summit is a steep climb and scramble along the rough 0.2-mile spur trail. Driving Directions From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 45. Turn left and cross under the highway, then veer left onto FR-9030. About one mile from the exit, stay left at the fork onto Mason Lake Road, FR-9031. Park in the lot at the end of this road, 3.8 miles from the highway. There is a privy at the trailhead. THIS HIKE IS SELF GUIDED!! - There may or may not be a coordinator in attendance. Be responsible for yourself and those you hike with. DISCLAIMER: HIKING IN THE WILDERNESS CAN PUT YOU IN DANGEROUS SITUATIONS, MENTAL AND PHYSICAL STRESS. I AM NOT A HIKING GUIDE. I AM ONLY A HIKER INVITING OTHER HIKERS TO JOIN IN THE FUN. WHEN YOU RSVP AND ATTEND THESE MEETUPS, YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU ARE FULLY AWARE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY. Please note there may be snow fall at the higher elevations during the winter months.
Issaquah Alps LENGTH 12.0 miles, roundtrip ELEVATION Highest Point: 500 ft. Soaring Eagle Regional Park features 12 miles of trails that are regularly used by hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. The Pipeline Trail crosses through the park and is wide and flat—in fact, it is quite common to see families with baby strollers out enjoying the trail. Soaring Eagle is also popular for trail running competitions. Soaring Eagle Regional Park is 600 acres of mature forests, wetlands, and wildlife habitat. Soaring Eagle sits above Patterson Creek on the edge of the Sammamish Plateau along the western flank of the Snoqualmie River Valley. This natural area provides sanctuary for black bear, bobcat, black tail deer and more than 40 species of birds. King County Parks partners with groups such as Washington Trails Association, Friends of Soaring Eagle, the Boy Scouts, and hiking and biking enthusiasts who volunteer to help us maintain the trails and preserve the park’s natural heritage. Driving Directions The main entry is on the west side of the park in Sammamish via 228th Avenue SE and SE 8th Street to the end of East Main Drive where a paved parking lot can accommodate up to five horse trailers. The address is 26015 East Main Drive. A second entry point is on the south side of the park at the end of Trossachs Boulevard via SE Duthie Hill Road. Parking is along Trossachs Boulevard. A third entry is located on the northwest corner of the park via NE 8th Sreet to 258th Ave NE. There is limited street parking near a retention pond. Another entry from the south is at the Beaver Lake Preserve along West Beaver Lake Drive. THIS HIKE IS SELF GUIDED!! - There may or may not be a coordinator in attendance. Be responsible for yourself and those you hike with. DISCLAIMER: HIKING IN THE WILDERNESS CAN PUT YOU IN DANGEROUS SITUATIONS, MENTAL AND PHYSICAL STRESS. I AM NOT A HIKING GUIDE. I AM ONLY A HIKER INVITING OTHER HIKERS TO JOIN IN THE FUN. WHEN YOU RSVP AND ATTEND THESE MEETUPS, YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU ARE FULLY AWARE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.
LOCATION Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West LENGTH 5.6 miles, roundtrip ELEVATION Gain: 1300 ft. Highest Point: 1500 ft. PARKING PASS/ENTRY FEE Discover Pass Despite the foot traffic Wallace Falls sees as one of Washington’s most popular attractions, those who get out early on the trailhead will be rewarded with a serene tranquility that few other hikes in the area can offer. And unlike many trails, which sacrifice peripheral scenery on the journey for the prospect of a grand summit view, the Woody Trail is consistently gorgeous as you wind your way along the Wallace River and approach the nine dazzling falls. The moderate elevation gain (1300 feet, most of which occurs on a series of switchbacks between the Middle and Upper Falls) might give beginners cause to worry, but you can take comfort in the knowledge that there are still great views to be had at the more accessible Lower and Middle Falls stops. The Middle Falls overlook provides arguably the trail’s most impressive scenery with a panoramic view of the Skykomish River valley and the distant portrait of the Olympic Mountains trailing into the horizon. Wallace Falls (deriving its name from Kwayaylsh, surname of the first homesteaders in the area) trail is in great condition. Although the park sees a lot of foot traffic due to its popularity, the trail remains well maintained and relatively clean thanks in part to maintenance from WTA, who has had work parties attend to this trail over the last four years. There are some sections, especially pushing on from the Middle Falls to Upper Falls, where the way becomes more rugged, but these sections are brief. To begin, find the trailhead just off the parking lot, framed by the information kiosk and the restroom facilities. Trek under a pair of mammoth power lines, which despite doing their level best to ruin potential photo ops of Mount Index and Baring Mountain at the clearing, do not completely remove the grandeur of the view. Continue left, trading the last traces of civilization for the gentle babbling of the Wallace River as you duck under a canopy of aged hemlocks. At the half-mile marker, you will encounter a split in the trail. The path on the right, distinguished by a wooden gate (intended to signal that the trail is hiker-only from here on out), leads to the Woody Trail. The left fork diverts to the old Railroad Grade, a longer bike-accessible path. Bikers and more seasoned visitors may swing left to experience the further delights of the park, including paths that lead north to Lake Wallace, but proceed through the gate on the right to the Woody Trail if you are on foot and desire the compact Wallace Falls experience. From there, trace the Wallace River where you may catch fly fishermen playing hooky from work or any number of introspective visitors enjoying the many benches and natural nooks that the trail provides. Eventually you will break from the river and encounter the trail’s first steep climb. Continue up, encountering diversionary paths for the Amphitheater and the Railroad Grade trail, but stay on the Woody Trail until you reach the Picnic area at the Lower Falls, just two miles from the trailhead. Stop to admire the falls, but push less than half a mile for the prospects of better views at the Middle Falls, which boast the most impressive panoramic sights on the trail. There is no shame calling it a day at the Middle Falls overlook, but the hardcore, spry, or those with something to prove will power up the steepest grade of the trail, a sweat inducing half-mile of switchbacks that lead to the Upper Falls, where the path officially concludes at 2.8 miles. WTA Pro-Tip: Often known for the nine waterfalls, Wallace Falls State Park and the surrounding parks are less well-known for mountain biking, fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking and rock climbing opportunities. Visitors looking to participate in any of the ancillary activities offered should contact the park and inquire into the seasonal availability of these experiences. Dogs are allowed at Wallace Falls, but are required to be leashed at all times. There is a strictly enforced fine for unleashed dogs stemming from a number of incidents where unleashed dogs have been swept over the falls. Please be mindful of the dangers of the park for the safety of you and your pet. Driving Directions Proceeding from Everett on Hwy 2, approach the city of Gold Bar. Turn left onto 1st Street, then drive .4 miles and take a right onto May Creek Rd (there will be Wallace Falls signage for both turns). Snake your way up May Creek Rd for 1.3 miles until you reach a Y-junction. Right will take you into Camp Huston, so proceed left and drive up a short path into the Wallace Falls State Park parking lot. The lot is spacious, but can easily fill up on the weekends as the park is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Please do not park along the road that accesses the parking area for Wallace Falls State Park. There are bathroom facilities just off the parking lot and also on the trail (just a quick .2 mile detour at the 1.5 mile marker on the Woody trail). The hours of operation for the park are 8 a.m.-dusk. The information kiosk should have a clock clearing labeling sunset as reference for hikers heading out. A Discover Pass is required for visitors but can be purchased at a dispenser in the Wallace Falls parking lot. THIS HIKE IS SELF GUIDED!! - There may or may not be a coordinator in attendance. Be responsible for yourself and those you hike with. DISCLAIMER: HIKING IN THE WILDERNESS CAN PUT YOU IN DANGEROUS SITUATIONS, MENTAL AND PHYSICAL STRESS. I AM NOT A HIKING GUIDE. I AM ONLY A HIKER INVITING OTHER HIKERS TO JOIN IN THE FUN. WHEN YOU RSVP AND ATTEND THESE MEETUPS, YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU ARE FULLY AWARE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY. Contact organizer to update any info that is in error.