Easton Ridge

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Day Hike - Easton Ridge

Easton Ridge

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft
8:00 AM at Tibbet's P&R
Critters, birds and an old fire lookout site should be featured on this hike. The Easton area is home to one of the largest populations of turkey vultures in the state. Now there's a selling point! Of course, these big birds of opportunity are there for a reason--the region has healthy populations of mammals, big and small, from marmots to mountain goats, beavers to bull elk. In addition, the south end of this ridge sported a fire lookout from 1934 to 1948. The plan will be to hike trail #1212 from north to south over the high point at 4470' until we get to a point where the altitude is 3850' which is where records indicate the fire lookout was. The moderate/strenuous rating on this hike comes from the first .8 mile of the trail that gains 1000'. After that the pitch of the trail should be much more civilized. I am listing this trip with a moderate pace. So we will be taking that first .8 mile slowly enough to make sure we all have energy for the rest of the day! Let's meet at the Tibbet's P&R; in Issaquah at 8:00 AM across the street from the Transit Center. From I-90 take the 17th Av NW exit and proceed west turn left on Newport way and the the P&R; is on the right. We'll meet near the back of the lot by the porta-potty. We will form carpools from there. A Northwest Forest Pass is required for parking at the trail head. Melissa Bullis will be co-leading this hike with me.
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Easton Ridge



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