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Thursday, June 14th, 2007
8:15 am
bainbridge island hikes?
Can anyone recommend any especially wortwhile hikes or parks in Bainbridge Island? Probably looking for something of easy to immediate difficulty and not more than about 5-6 miles tops.

Thanks for any suggestions!
Friday, May 11th, 2007
10:11 am
trail damage
Apparently there's lots of trail damage this season: Seattle P-I article. :( Too bad, since the Mountain Loop Hwy has most of my favorite hikes. Has anyone been out there lately?
Wednesday, April 4th, 2007
8:16 pm
Day hikes?
Looking for suggestions for good short-hike venues, both for all-day hikes and for quickie hikes that can be reached and completed in the couple of hours between work and dark. Best options would be based on starting points in either Woodinville or Lynnwood.

Anyone have any favorites?
Saturday, July 1st, 2006
10:06 pm
Today on the trail I saw a lookout station perched atop a mountain on the other side of 90. I'm planning on going up to it Monday (Granite Mountain; steep, dry, lots of being out in the open) if anyone wants to join me.
Wednesday, June 28th, 2006
12:06 pm
Saturday hike: Snoqualmie Tunnel
The Snoqualmie Tunnel is a 2.3 mile long former railroad tunnel now part of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, that cuts through the mountains near Hyak. Bring flashlights.

I plan on getting to the John Wayne trail at the Annette Lake/Asahel Curtis trailhead off of I-90 exit 47, which crosses the JW. It's about 5 miles from there to Hyak, at the far end of the tunnel, which seems like a good lunch and turnaround point, unless people feel like going further, along Keechelus lake.

Meet at the Bellevue Eastgate Park and Ride, 9ish?
Friday, June 23rd, 2006
7:12 pm
The plan
Leave Victor's Coffee shortly after 9, stop in Monroe, and then out to the trailhead. Sounds good?
Thursday, June 22nd, 2006
3:47 pm
Tonga Ridge
Tonga Ridge seems to be the popular choice for a hike (Though, looking at my maps, it looks like it'd be more suitable for a 2-3 day backpacking trip, especially if someone can drop off people at the trailhead off of I90 and pick up off of SR2, or vis versa).

Time? Meeting place? morningmoon, can you get to Monroe without much trouble?
9:02 am
Anyone up for a day hike Saturday?
Tuesday, June 20th, 2006
9:20 am
Can anyone recommend a good easy day hike on San Juan Island? Thanks in advance for any suggestions :)
Monday, June 5th, 2006
2:24 pm
ISO hiker (M or F or both and more) for day hikes and some backpacking on Moderate to nearly Strenuous trails in the North and Central Cascades (Mountain Loop Highway a favorite) and Olympics with friendly F hiker, 47yo.  Prefer slower pace and wonderment mindset.  :)  Hoping to hike weekly or every other week, available daytime 7 days and weekends. I have most of the gear for two people, if needed.  You provide vehicle and half gas, I will provide lunch and half gas for day hikes; for backpacking, you provide vehicle and gas, I provide most of our food (with consultation).  That's negotiable, too. 

RSVP ASAP!  The weekend approaches!  :)  Do hope to hear from you soon!  

wynnsigil at gmail dot com

Current Mood: optimistic
Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
3:59 pm
I just joined FGP. I'm very interested in getting outdoors with likeminded folk in the area. My biggest hurtle is the fact that I don't have a car, so I would need to carpool for any events. I'm also a slowpoke most of the time. :) Not that that is necessarily a bad thing!

I have lots of outdoor experience as a leader and instructor at Spokane Parks and Recreation Outdoor Div. I can teach snowshoeing (saw the post about lessons), xc skiing, canoeing and kayaking. I've backpacked, and am hoping to make my first solo trip this year (tried last year, but life got in the way).

Anyway, I have a sense that Spring is truly upon us, and as the sun shines and snow melts, I get more and more excited to be out there! Hope to meet and walk with yous soon.
Saturday, April 1st, 2006
5:55 pm
Yet another last-second announcement
Going snowshoeing tomorrow. As usual, anyone who wants to join me is welcome.
Thursday, March 16th, 2006
2:19 pm
Reminder: Saturday Morning Hike
Shake off the blahs with a quick hike on Cougar Mountain. An excuse to get out from behind the computer, get fresh air, dust off the boots and pack. Its not wilderness per se, but is easy to find, to hike, and is nearby.

Saturday, March 18th - 10am
Red Town Trailhead

Driving Directions to reach Red Town Trailhead:

From I-90:
Take exit 13 and drive south up the hill on Lakemont Boulevard SE for 3.1 miles. Look for the gravel entrance to the Red Town Trailhead on the left side of the road.

From I-405:
Take exit 10 and follow Coal Creek Parkway SE 2.4 miles to the shopping center. Turn left at the light onto SE 72nd Place and then left again at Newcastle-Coal Creek Road. Follow Newcastle-Coal Creek Road for 1.9 miles. Look for the Red Town Trailhead just after the big bend on the right side of the road.

We'll hang around the trailhead until 10:20 or so..
Wednesday, March 1st, 2006
2:09 pm
Ok, I'll take a stab at this "organizing" thing, with a quick hike on Cougar Mountain. An excuse to get out from behind the computer, get fresh air, dust off the boots and pack. Its not wilderness per se, but is easy to find, to hike, and is nearby. March 18, 10 am-ish?
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
9:01 pm
Let's try this again
Snowshoeing (Or x-country skiing, if that's your thing; people can carpool) next Sunday?
Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
9:54 am
Anyone up for snowshoeing this Friday or Saturday? I'd prefer Friday, but if more people are free Saturday that'll do.
Sunday, January 8th, 2006
4:52 pm
February day-hike?
Anyone want to tempt the elements and do a day-hike in February? Something short and sweet, with minimal snow... :)
Tuesday, December 27th, 2005
10:17 pm
Polar Bear on New Years Day?
OK, it's a little last minute, but does anyone know of an accessible lake that would be *ahem* appropriate for a New Year's Day polar bear jump?

I got my blue nose living in Alaska, so this should be a breeze, but misery adventure always loves company. Any one up for it?

Current Mood: adventurous
Sunday, November 6th, 2005
3:43 pm
Hooray for short notices
Anyone up for a hike tomorrow? And/or have suggestions for where to go?
Sunday, October 30th, 2005
1:37 pm
Lost in the woods
This post was supposed to be about upcoming snowshoe lessons, but a quick google didn't show any sooner than January. Still planning on putting together at least a couple of trips this winter!

Moving on to another topic, after a decade away, I was just reintroduced to the mad rushing about the woods that is orienteering. There's a local club, Cascade Orienteering, that hosts regular meets. Next one is next Saturday, over at Lincoln Park.
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