West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

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Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

Enjoy the quiet side of Tiger Mountain on this 10 mile hike.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft

Meet at the Issaquah Transit Center parking garage NE corner at 7:30 AM. We’ll plan to be hiking by 8am. Directions will be sent in a pre-trip email.

We will visit all three of the major peaks of West Tiger. If the weather is good we will have lunch at the view point on Tiger #1 near the Hikers Hut (with perhaps a great view of Mt. Rainier). We will then traverse over the ridge to the summits of Tiger #2 and Tiger #3 (guaranteed great views of trees!). We might need to make adjustments if there is a lot of snow or ice on the trail, but fortunately the network of trails on Tiger Mountain allows for many itineraries. There will also be opportunities to help with navigation, if desired.

Please bring microspikes, in case we encounter patches of ice.

Pace will be moderate, with the goal of averaging 2mph, but nobody will be left behind. Expect to finish in about 6 hours (including breaks). Note that even though this is a moderate pace, the route has substantial distance and elevation gain. Please be sure it is within your current fitness level. Contact the leader if you have any concerns.

Equipment:

  • the usual essentials, including rain gear
  • headlamp, just in case. Sunset is at 4:18pm and we should be done well before then, but it’s best to be prepared in case we are delayed.
  • microspikes and poles, in case we encounter some patches of snow
  • recommended: gaiters, in case we encounter mud (guaranteed…)
  • could be nice: a thermos of hot tea or soup
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West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

    • the usual essentials, including rain gear
    • headlamp, just in case. Sunset is at 4:18pm and we should be done well before then, but it’s best to be prepared in case we are delayed.
    • microspikes and poles, in case we encounter some patches of snow
    • recommended: gaiters, in case we encounter mud (guaranteed…)
    • could be nice: a thermos of hot tea or soup
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