Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 2

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Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 2

Conditioning Hike- bring whatever weight you want or just come for a fun trip through the forest. This hike will be at a pace of 2 mph on the uphills and 2.5 to +3 mph on the downhill. These will NOT be a stroll in the park.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,450 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 25 kts
  • Pace: 3.8 Km/h

5:00 p.m. feet on the trail

Park just off the exit just as you turn on the frontage road.  We will be meeting by the white gate.

Take Exit 20 (High Point) off of I-90, a few miles east of Issaquah and turn south on 270th Ave SE. Then take an immediate right (west) onto SE 79th Street and park along the street.  Walk east on 79th St to the white gate that crosses the street.  

The goal is to be back to the cars before dark.  We will gauge our turnaround time accordingly.

We will be hiking at a brisk, fast conversational pace (I talk fast?)

Part of the reason I hike is to exercise the dog, so he will accompany me.  He is very well trained and he will probably ignore everyone.  If dogs on the trail or in your proximity bother you,  I understand, so this might not be the hike for you.

  • Headlamp/ Head torch required.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather
  • Bring spikes if there is snow on the trail
  • Ten Essentials
  • Optional* you can bring a treat to share (a good way to get me to stop and take a break, just saying).

[Mountaineers trips are led by volunteer leaders, who want to share their enthusiasm for the outdoors, with others. On that note, last-minute cancellations will be frowned upon, and are considered "bad form"]

Weather- if it is snowing, we ain't going (snow on the trail is ok, bring spikes).  Other than that, the skies are the limit, literally.  Ok, if there is a major downpour and things are totally miserable, I will probably stay home and look for Saturday adventures I haven't signed up for yet or post something myself.

That is pretty much it.  

Route/Place

West Tiger Mountain No. 2


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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