Microwave Hill (Keechelus Ridge)

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Intermediate Snowshoe - Microwave Hill (Keechelus Ridge)

Backcountry snowshoeing & wildlife monitoring trip in partnership with Conservation NW.

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  • Sun, Mar 11, 2018
  • Everett Snowshoe Program
  • Snowshoeing
  • Intermediate
  • Adults
  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,150 ft

Issaquah Transit Center garage (1st level, near parking spot #12)

6:30am

One of the primary purposes of this snowshoeing trip is to look for & record animal tracks of threatened / endangered species, supporting efforts of Conservation NW. Leader is certified in animal track & sign identification, and will share animal tracking tips. If tracks of target species are seen, we will stop 5 minutes each to record & photograph them - this is a higher priority than the summit, but is not expected to preclude reaching the summit.

Note map for start / end points, which are different than traditionally done for this destination, due to the closure of the former Price Creek Sno-Park. As a result, we will not be going to the "Microwave Hill" false summit; instead we will be doing close to a straight-line route from the start to the end, and largely avoiding roads. This will make the trip more strenuous than typical for this destination when following roads.

Looking for 1 participant with a snow-worthy vehicle who can take 3 passengers. (Parking is very limited, and is typically snowy.)

 

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Microwave Hill (Keechelus Ridge)


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