Day Hike - Little Si

Little Si

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  • Tue, Jun 16, 2009
  • Seattle 20-30 Somethings
  • Day Hiking
  • Adults
5:00 PM at QFC in Issaquah close to Starbucks Coffee

After Hours Hiking Workshop Series Have you ever planned to hike Mt. Si but never had carriage to try that? This is your perfect chance to finally make your dream come true. In the next 3 weeks (on Tuesdays and Thursdays evening) I am planning to lead 6 after hours hikes by slowly increasing intensity (distance, elevation gain and steepness):
1) Little Si - around the loop in both ways (7.2 miles and 2,400 ft. elevation gain). If you have never hiked Mt. Si this is a perfect hike for preparation.
2) Washington Mountain - around the loop new and old trail (8.5 miles; 3,500 ft. elevation gain; 3.5 miles uphill and 5 miles downhill)
3) Granite Mountain (8 miles; 3,800 ft. elevation gain). This is very steep hike.
4) Bandera Mounatin (7 miles; 3,000 ft. elevation gain). This hike has one extremely steep section close to 40 degrees and because of that it is very strenuous.
5) TBD
6) TBD The focus will be on practicing rest steps and proper breathing which will get you much further and much higher even if you are not in very good shape. The pace will be moderate with short frequent breaks which will allow you to properly manage and preserve your energy until you reach your destination. The objective will be to slowly increase your conditioning and confidence level and prepare you for new hiking season. After completion of all these hikes you won’t get any certificate (sorry about that) but you should be able to hike almost any hike in Washington. The clubhouse will not arrange carpooling so we will need to arrange it at the meeting place. Let me know by e-mail if you need carpooling to the meeting place. Please check your headlights at home and bring extra batteries since there is possibility that we will come back in dark. Directions from Seattle, Bellevue on I-90 E:
1) Take exit 15 for WA-900/17th Ave NW (0.2 mi
2) Keep right at the fork to continue toward 17th Ave NW/WA-900 and merge onto 17th Ave NW/WA-900 (0.3 mi)
3) Turn left at NW Gilman Blvd. Destination will be on the left (0.2 mi)
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