Garfield Ledges

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Stewardship - Garfield Ledges

Join your fellow Mountaineers for our new Foothills Conservation Committee's Inaugural Event - a Garfield Ledges Work Party with Mountains to Sound Greenway and the WTA!

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 1.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 850 ft

9:00 AM: Be ready to sign in and meet the crew, rain or shine

2:00 PM: Sign out

For safety reasons, arriving late or leaving early is not allowed.  Carpooling is encouraged but participants are expected to arrange their own transport to the trailhead.

Directions:         

Volunteers will meet and park at the Middle Fork trailhead:

https://goo.gl/maps/VGyjGdSvq5o

From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 34 (Edgewick Road). Turn left (north) onto 468th Ave SE and follow it to the junction with the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road (Forest Road 56). Turn right and continue up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road for 11.8 miles to the Middle Fork trailhead parking area on the right. Look for Greenway signs and staff.

 Link to parking pass.

 

Project: Garfield Ledges Lumber Haul

The Mountaineers are partnering with the Mountain to Sounds Greenway in building a brand-new trail to Garfield Ledges. Volunteers have been part of this effort from the trailhead to the top of the trail!

For this project, volunteers will support professional trail crews by hiking supplies up the trail. These supplies will be used to construct a staircase which will make the trail and overlook site more accessible. When finished, this short trail will provide access to sweeping views of the Middle Fork Valley, all within an hour’s drive of Seattle. 

This project will involve lifting and carrying large sections of lumber, alone, with packs, and with teams and straps. If you enjoy a beautiful hike, and flexing some muscles, this project is for you!

The trip will also include a short hike to the Garfield Ledges with stunning views of the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie Valley from the Campground all the way back to Rattlesnake Mountain

All training is provided - no experience necessary!    

 TO TAKE PART IN THIS WORK PARTY, PLEASE REGISTER HERE ASAP!  (SPACE IS LIMITED SO DON'T DELAY!)

WHAT IT TAKES TO DO THIS WORK PARTY

No experience is necessary—just bring a great attitude for working with a team! Expect to be physically active at your own pace for up to 6 hours on uneven terrain

Recommended for ages 16 and older.   A parental consent form must be signed for anyone under 18

WHAT TO WEAR

  • Boots
  • Long pants
  • Work gloves
  • Long-sleeved shirt recommended
  • Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses)
  • A hard hat and all tools will be provided by the Mountain to Sounds Greenway.
  • For safety reasons, shorts and sneakers are not allowed.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Lunch and plenty of water
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather
  • A pack to carry your personal gear
  • A sense of fun and adventure for learning new skills and meeting great people!

ACTIVITY  LEADER

Mountaineers volunteers on this crew will be led by an experienced white hat Greenway Crew leader 

Badges

 Participants will earn:

Stewardship Credit Stewardship Credit 

 

Badges

participants will earn:

Route/Place

Garfield Ledges


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

Tools, helmets work gloves and eye protection are provided.

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