Day Hike - Table Mountain/Lion Rock

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Day Hike - Table Mountain/Lion Rock

This is an easy trip with Naturalist goals of viewing and identifying a multitude of different wildflowers in a very wildflower rich location. It is also a butterfly and birding hotspot.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,000 ft
  • Pace: Hiking speed will be moderate

Meeting time and placeFor those carpooling from Seattle we will meet at Ravenna P&R beneath I-5 north of 65th N and at the far north end of the P&R 7:00 AM sharp. Please e-mail the leader if you do not intend to meet at the P&R.

Driving instructions: From I-90 take exit 106 and cross over the freeway, heading north. You come to a 4 way stop intersection. Go straight ahead about 1/4 mile. Take a left onto Reecer Creek road. Stay on the main road which is paved except for the final three miles on a good graveled road. There is a short spur road left from road 3500 high on Table Mountain to Lion Rock. The final part of this spur road can be rough for passenger cars.

Leader's description: Naturalists outing. We will drive up Reecer Road from the foot of Table Mountain to Lion Rock at over 6000' and make a number of short hikes to appreciate the diversity of wildflowers, birds, and butterflies on Table Mountain. At this time of year Table Mountain/Reecer Road is ordinarily absolutely rich with wildflowers which change markedly as we gain 5000' of elevation. The short hikes we take (up to 1-1/2 miles) will be off trail in wildflower and sage meadows. A camera is highly recommended and birders will want to bring binoculars. Washington Native Plants Society plant lists detail an incredible 367 species of plants and wildflowers.

I have moved up the date for this activity to June 15th because the area is already largely melted out as of April 21st or about 2 to 3 weeks early.

 

 

 

 

Route/Place

Table Mountain/Lion Rock


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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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