Announcing a new Meetup for Eastside Hikers Meetup Group!
What: Humpback Mountain
When: Saturday, July 31,[masked]:00 AM
Eastgate Park & Ride
14244 SE Eastgate Way[masked] N[masked] W
Bellevue, WA 98007
Humpback Mountain is the peak on the opposite side of I-90 from Granite Mountain, and right above Annette Lake. There is an unmarked trail/path all the way to the top. Not many people know about this route.
We start from a gate a few miles up the Hansen Creek Road, walk a short spur road to it's end, and ascend a trail/path up the NW ridge 2,000' to the top. Crossing some big talus blocks up high takes some caution. I did this a few years ago with a Midweek Mountaineers group - mostly retired - mostly in their 60s & 70s, so you can do it too. One of the few places I've only been to once.
Bring your 10 Essentials. Good boots are needed and poles are strongly recommended, especially for the descent.
Stats: 5 miles with 2,400' elevation gain. 2-3 hours up, 2 hours down.
Meet 7am on the east side of the Eastgate Park & Ride on I-90 in Bellevue. We will carpool to the trailhead. NW Forest Parking Passes are NOT required for drivers.
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/hiking-343/calendar/13816142/