7/19: Mountaineers at Trailsfest 2008!Trailsfest 2008
Saturday, July 19
9 am - 4 pm
Trailsfest is an outdoor extravaganza featuring clinics on everything from wilderness first aid to hiking with kids to backcountry cooking. Take a guided hike, tie a fly on, or climb a rock wall. Run by Washington Trails Association, Trailsfest is a great hands-on event providing families and other adventurers with a fun and safe environment to explore the outdoors.
In addition to many outdoor vendors, the Mountaineers will be there in full force! Every year, we have a booth for selling books, talking to people about the club, and just having a great time. We will have a few authors from Mountaineers Books there this year including Craig Romano, author of "Day Hiking: North Cascades" and "Best Hikes with Dogs: Inland Northwest," Lisa Wogan, author of "Dog Park Wisdom" and Joan Burton, author of "Best Hikes with Kids: Washington." In between author presentations and wandering the booths, you can take a turn on the climbing wall, paddle a kayak out onto Rattlesnake Lake, or go for a brief hike. Kids aren't left out, and can paddle a canoe, hike with goats and sing songs around a campfire. There's also a treasure hunt and lots of other kid-friendly activities.
To get to TrailsFest, take I-90 to exit 32, then turn right on 436th Ave SE. Follow this road 2.7 miles to Rattlesnake Lake. For more information on Trailsfest, visit WTA's Trailsfest 2008 site. See you there!