Kamikaze (Teneriffe) Falls

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Stewardship - Kamikaze (Teneriffe) Falls

This is a King County Weed Watcher stewardship activity run by the King County Noxious Weed Control Program as part of The Mountaineers Stewardship Partner Program. Come help us fight invasive weeds in the Mount Si NRCA!

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  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft

Meet at 9:00 am at the new Mount Teneriffe Trailhead on Mount Si Road. Driving directions: From I-90, take exit 32 (436th Avenue SE). Turn left (north) over the freeway and drive 0.5 miles to SE North Bend Way. Turn left (west), and in 0.25 mile turn right (north) on SE Mt Si Road. In approximately 3 miles (past the Little Si and Mt Si trailheads), you will reach a 70-car paved parking area on the left. A Discover Pass is required to park here. Restrooms are available at the trailhead.

This Weed Watcher group hike will  be in the Mount Teneriffe area just east of Mount Si and will be hosted by experienced weed watcher Karin Czulik, who has spent countless hours hiking for fun and weeds in the Mount Si NRCA. Karin will be leading the group to an area of lower elevation trails on Mount Teneriffe that are in dire need of a thorough weed survey. This will be a true weed hunting excursion! 

Although the event will start at the Teneriffe Trailhead, the goal is to search along little used trails for invasive weeds so there will be less elevation gain than on the regular hike.

What to expect: We will be moving slowly most of the time and taking frequent break to identify plants, record weed locations, and pull weeds when it is reasonable to do so. We won’t cover as much ground as on a usual hike, but we will see lots of great plants and help protect the environment at the same time! 

No experience is necessary – just a desire to hike with a purpose.

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Kamikaze (Teneriffe) Falls


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The Ten Essentials

What to bring: food and water for a full day, clothes for the weather and for getting a bit dirty pulling weeds, hiking boots/shoes, bug spray, epi pen or medical aids if needed (it’s bee and mosquito season!), emergency contact info

Optional: GPS, cell phone, favorite small digging tool, garden gloves, plant guide or smart phone app for plant ID, something to write with and on, a small garbage bag

What we will provide: gloves, big garbage bags, survey forms and info on being a weed watcher, weed guides

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