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Saturday, March 22, 2014, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, Rattlesnake Lake, North Bend

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7:55 am - 1:00 pm - Orientation:
The morning session is mandatory for all CHS participants, including graduates!
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Social Hour:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Discussion Tables:
The afternoon session is optional! You do not need to attend if you already know this information. But you might learn something in spite of yourself! Oftentimes CHS hike leaders have a different take on these topics based on their experience with long-distance hiking.

Topics include:
We'll set up three tables, one for each topic. Each topic discussion lasts 30 minutes. Go to the discussion you are interested in hearing about first, then after 30 minutes, switch to another table with a different topic that interests you. We'll also have someone on hand to answer any questions we may not have covered during orientation.
Beginning at 1:50 p.m. - Pacing Hikes:
The pacing hikes are optional! You do not need to participate if you already know which pacing group you will begin with. Returning graduates are welcome on the hikes, but please sign up only if space is available as of Wednesday evening prior.

If you're on the fence about which pacing group to join, we offer four hikes of varying length and gain to familiarize you with the CHS 1 (moderate) and CHS 2 (fast) paces. Signup instructions will be provided soon after registration closes. The hikes will generally be led at one or the other pace as indicated below, but hike leaders will do short stretches at the opposite pace to illustrate the difference.

Note that all hikes depart from trailheads that require a Discover Pass for each parked vehicle. If you frequently hike in areas managed by Washington State Parks, the Department of Natural Resources, or the Department of Fish and Wildlife, we recommend buying a yearly pass ($30). Many hikes on the CHS schedule also visit these areas. Having said that, a day pass ($10) will work fine for your pacing hike. Either way, if you plan to drive to the trailhead for a pacing hike, please purchase your Discover Pass in advance, both to save time and because not all trailheads have payment boxes for day passes.