Poo Poo Point

Trip

Day Hike - Poo Poo Point

Midweek after-hours conditioner - moderate pace

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,650 ft

Chirico trailhead on Issaquah-Hobart road at 4:30pm.

[ This hike has been cancelled due to lack of signups and a poor weather forecast. ]

Midweek after-hours training hike to Poo Poo Point via the Chirico trail.

This is an after-hours midweek training hike.  It is open to everyone but is intended for people who are building their fitness for the 2016 season. Even if you’re getting out on the trails on the weekends, in order to build you’ve got to do something in the middle of the week too -- this trip is an alternative to yet another evening at the gym.

Pace will depend on participants but the hike up is tentatively expected to take about 90 minutes.  If this is slower than your usual pace please bring some extra pack weight to compensate.  Because most of the hike will be in the dark we will stay loosely together as a group for safety.  We'll spend about 15 minutes at Poo Poo point to snack and adjust clothing, then descend back the way we came.

We will arrive at Poo Poo point after sunset, which is at 5:32pm.  If the weather is clear - possible but not likely in February - we may still have nice twilight views of Issaquah, Lake Sammamish, Rainier and the Olympics.

February conditions can be unpredictable.  The trail may be muddy or there may be patches of snow especially near the top (unlikely, but still).  The leader will cancel the trip if the weather is bad or if conditions are unsafe, but if conditions are merely unpleasant the trip will go.

Our 4:30 departure time should put us ahead of peak traffic but will not avoid it entirely.  Please allow for this in your plans.

Equipment:

- Headlamp with spare batteries - REQUIRED.  Much of the trip will be in the dark.

- Traction devices - REQUIRED.  Poo Poo sometimes gets snow.  We will probably choose to leave these at the trailhead, but maybe not.  Please be prepared to bring these just in case.

- Trekking poles - RECOMMENDED.  These give stability and confidence when descending in the ark.

- The usual Essentials.

 

Route/Place

Poo Poo Point


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Equipment:

  • Headlamp with spare batteries - REQUIRED.  Much of the trip will be in the dark.

  • Traction devices - REQUIRED.  Poo Poo sometimes gets snow.  We will probably choose to leave these at the trailhead, but maybe not.  Please be prepared to bring these just in case.

  • Trekking poles - RECOMMENDED.  These give stability and confidence when descending in the ark.

  • The usual Essentials.

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