Mount Rose

Trip

Stewardship - Mount Rose

This is a Log-Out only project to clear Mt Rose of Winter storm damage. Our goal is to get the 8 to 9 downed trees logged off the trail. If you are looking to practice your cross cut certification or you've been on a previous work party, please join us.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,300 ft

Log out work party to open up the Mt Rose trail of the 8 to 9 downed trees brought down during the winter storms.  This is a strenuous trail and we will need to start early in order to get as much done as we can. 

Meet at Haggen Food, West Olympia at 1313 Cooper Point Rd SW 98502 at 6:30 am on July 2nd.  Meet on the East side of the parking lot nearest to Black Lake Blvd SW, (not near McDonalds).  We are returning to Haggen's approximately 5:00 pm. 

If you are coming from Seattle or Shelton, please meet us at the Mt Rose trail head at 8am.

Directions:

From Hoodsport, take WA-119 N (N Lake Cushman Road) and follow for about 10 miles to the intersection with Forest Road 24. Turn left and follow Forest Road 24 for about 2 miles to Mt. Rose trail head.

Olympia Mountaineers work in conjunction with the Mt Rose Trail Crew to maintain this popular training hike.  We will be working in two teams.  One team will head up the steeper trail to the summit clearing two downed trees from the shoulder. They will then work down hill from the shoulder towards Horse Camp joining  the second team, whom will take the right hand side of the trail from Horse Camp and work uphill from their 1st tree.

Tree bucking will be supervised under B certified National Cross Cut Sawyers, this is a Log Out only trail maintenance trip with a little pruning and brushing.

There is no fee or pass required at Mt Rose. *Please bring gas money for the drivers.*

Check out the trees that need to be removed 

Required equipment: sturdy work boots, gloves, eye protection/safety glasses, long shirt & long pants, adequate water/hydration (there is very minimal access to water on this trail), snacks & lunch, 10 Essentials.

Additional items to consider:

  • Electrolytes/extra water.
  • Extra bug spray & tick repellent (Permithrin)- treat boots/socks and pant legs as ticks are out in force this year. Western WA has seen a major uptick in the number of Lymes disease cases reported.  
  • Sunscreen.
  • Gas money for drivers and ice cream (if we have time to stop).

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Mount Rose


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

 

Hi folks, please bring required equipment. 

Items provided: Tools, hardhats, work gloves and safety glasses.

Required equipment: sturdy work boots, gloves, eye protection/safety glasses, long shirt & long pants, adequate water/hydration (there is very minimal access to water on this trail), snacks & lunch, The Ten Essentials

Additional items to consider:

  • Electrolytes/extra water. There is no to very little water on the trail.
  • Extra bug spray & tick repellent (Permithrin)- treat boots/socks and pant legs as ticks are out in force this year. 
  • Gaitors (additional tick preventative measure).
  • Sunscreen.
  • Extra clothing and shoes to change into after trail maintenance. (Another tick preventative measure).
  • You may even consider bringing a towel as we might have a chance to dip our feet into the icy cold Lake Cushman to refresh our tired feet.
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