Fourth of July Creek


Day Hike - Fourth of July Creek

Steep hike on south-facing slope of Icicle Ridge

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,600 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

0530 at Brickyard Park & Ride in Bothell

The path is steep and arduous, hopefully there is a very wise guru at the top with the meaning of life.

Seriously folks, this is a steep, tough trail. It faces south so it melts out earlier but that also means it can be extremely hot. You'll want at least 3-4 quarts of water.

My goals for the trip:

1. Have Fun

2. Be Safe

3. Learn Something

4. Make it to the top of the ridge.

My expectations for participants:

1. You need to be a strong hiker for this trail.

2. Stay with the group.

3. Carry lots of water.

4. Be respectful of others.

My style:

1. I've got a flexible leadership style that can change to meet changing needs but in general it's pretty casual. You'll often find me at the back of the group. I'm a big believer in servant leadership.

2. If I don't respond to your question right away it's because I'm mulling the answer over in my mind.

3. I am often easily distracted by nature: rocks, trees, flowers, animals, etc.

4. I love puns and jokes and riddles.





Fourth of July Creek

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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