Kendall Katwalk


Day Hike - Kendall Katwalk

Hike along a picturesque section of the Pacific Crest Trail to Kendall Katwalk, where the trail has been blasted across a cliff face.

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  • Sun, Aug 3, 2014
  • Seattle 20-30 Somethings
  • Day Hiking
  • 20-30 Somethings
  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,700 ft

Will meet at the Issaquah (Tibbetts) Park and Ride - details to follow with signup. Expect a roughly 7am meet time.

Leader will arrange carpools.

Join the 20-30 Something's group (formerly the UTHRs) for a hike to Kendall Katwalk!

Kendall Katwalk is a section of the PCT North out of Snoqualmie Pass that's been blasted into the cliff. The hike to the Katwalk itself offers great views and abundant wildflowers. We'll go a short way past the Katwalk to a spot with great views of the surrounding peaks, deep in the heart of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. There will be lots of opportunities for photos and just enjoying being in the outdoors, and of course camaraderie with your fellow 20-30 somethings.

This is a reasonably strenuous trip - at roughly 11 miles and 2700 feet of gain, it's a long day on your feet. The pace will be reasonably moderate with plenty of breaks, as I like to stop and take pictures, but you should have recent hiking or backpacking experience; this shouldn't be your first trip of the season. Please email me if you aren't sure about whether this trip is suitable for you - I'm happy to help you decide.


Kendall Katwalk

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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