Stewardship - Little Si

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Stewardship - Little Si

Join fellow Mountaineers and others to re-crown a turnpike section of the Little Si trail, just before the Boulder Garden Loop Trail. Volunteers will be adding gravel and mineral soil to this turnpike in a way that will be resilient to years of recreation on the trail.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft

Saturday, April 13 - 8:30am to 2pm

We will park in the Little Si Overflow Parking Lot: https://goo.gl/maps/KHkJ6WpiYEE2  

From Seattle, take I-90 eastbound. Take exit 32 for 436th Ave SE and turn left onto 436th Ave SE. In a half mile, turn left onto SE North Bend Way. Take your first right onto SE Mt Si Rd. In about a half mile turn left onto 434th Ave SE, the Little Si Overflow Parking Lot will be on your left.

Parking exemption: https://mtsgreenway.org/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2019/03/Discover-Pass-April-13_LittleSi.pdf

Companion piece to neighbor and big brother Mount Si, the small rocky bluff known as Little Si is a moderately graded round trip 4.7 mile trail located in the hike-rich North Bend area. Less than an hour away from Seattle, Little Si offers a great connection to nature for those in search of quick, family-friendly adventure. Due to its proximity to large urban areas, the Little Si trail is one of the most hiked trails in the state, and thus is consistently in need of attention and maintenance. Mountains to Sound Greenway volunteers have been maintaining Little Si trails for the past ten years and continue to maintain these trails today.

Two groups, the 45+ meetup group and the Foothills Chapter of the Mountaineers, will join forces to re-crown a turnpike section of the Little Si trail, just before the Boulder Garden Loop Trail. Volunteers will be adding gravel and mineral soil to this turnpike in a way that will be resilient to years of recreation on the trail. 

What to Bring

For safety, volunteers are required to wear:

  • Long pants (we’ll be working with tools, so no shorts!)
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes (absolutely no sandals)
  • Gloves

In addition, we recommend that participants bring:

  • Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
  • Rain gear
  • Big sack lunch
  • Water for the day (3 liters minimum)
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc.

 

Badges

participants will earn:

Route/Place

Little Si


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

Tools, helmets work gloves and eye protection are provided.

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