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Moon Hike/Party to Rattlesnake Ridge

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Hola!

Los invito a hacer caminata en la montaña y ver el atardecer y la luna llena! Este evento esta anunciado con otros grupos entonces va a haber mucha gente y diversion, el año pasado que hicimos esto se puso buenisimo. Detalles en el resto del mensaje.

Alejandro =)

Come join all of my very best friends at the top of Rattlesnake Ridge (45min light to moderate hike)...then a wonderful view and moonrise:)

What: Hike Rattlesnake Ridge (pubic trail & well identified)

When: May 15th, 2014 (weekday for those who work!), moonrise @ 8:40pm and be 100% illuminated. The sunset sets 5 minutes later at 8:45 pm.

Party: At the top, let's meet there. I usually stay for 1-2hr after moonrise

You won't find better views anywhere else this close to Seattle. Rattlesnake Ledge is a monolithic block of rock on the eastern end of Rattlesnake Ridge, towering high over the cool waters of Rattlesnake Lake and the Snoqualmie River valley.

Where: See link

http://www.gonorthwest.com/washington/Activities/Hiking/rattlesnakeridge.htm

Getting There

Take I-90 east and get off on Exit 32 (436th Avenue SE) just past the exits to North Bend. Take a right off of the exit, heading south on 436th Ave SE which turns into Cedar Falls Road. Travel about three miles and follow the signs posted for Rattlesnake Lake.

Remember traffic can be tricky!

What do you need to know/bring:

DO NOT PARK IN CAMPGROUNDS. They lock the gate. Someone got stuck last month. Park outside the park (lot before campgrounds or on the street)

Hike with a friend, connect with someone:) Get a date or at least ask:)

Bring water, bring a light, bring a snack or lobster (you will want to eat)

Wear layers (could be cold and windy on top)...cotton kills! Bring wind resistance and warmth:) Hopefully weather is great.

I can't tell you to bring alcohol...I can tell you that I will be bringing something to share with a few.

You will need a headlamp or flashlight for the way down.

Remember the 10 hiking essentials. http://www.nynjtc.org/content/10-hiking-essentials

Let's have a blast!

Hiking Time to Rattlesnake Ridge: 1 hour
Miles: 4 Round trip
Elevation gain: 1,175 feet

Passes required: none

Difficulty: moderate

Legal Notice:

Accepting participation is a personal decision and all risks bear your sole responsibility. I hope you all understand the risks of hiking and all legal liability remains your personal responsibility.

Please do not drink and drive.

For more information about full moon names: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_moon#Full_moon_names

Carpooling: If you want to arrange carpools, you can use the comments section below to coordinate.

If you have not done this hike before: Be advised that when we get to the top, you will need to be careful. We will discuss this on the day of the hike as well, and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

For more information about Rattlesnake Ledge: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/rattle-snake-ledge

Hasta pronto!

Alejandro =)