Stewardship - West Tiger Mountain No. 3

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Stewardship - West Tiger Mountain No. 3

Join your fellow Mountaineers and the WTA for a Tiger Mountain Sunday of essential trail maintenance work improve important drainage structures and to perform annual maintenance on this popular trail system!

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,100 ft

Be ready to sign in and meet the crew at the trailhead at 8:30AM, rain or shine.  Directions to the trailhead will be provided to participants in advance of the day.    You will sign out at 3:30 PM after enjoying refreshments at the trailhead

 For safety reasons, arriving late or leaving early is not allowed.

Overview

Join us for a day of work in the High Point Trail, an integral part of the Tiger Mountain trail network. WTA is working with the Department of Natural Resources to maintain this heavily utilized area.​

  • Recommended for ages 10 and older; under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and a parental consent form must be signed for anyone under 18

About the Area

 Tiger Mountain could be the most heavily trod upon 3,000 foot hill in the U.S., since it is open to hikers, horses, and dogs, with mountain bikes allowed on some trails. This has been a popular wooded peak, as it is set in Issaquah's backyard. About 60 miles of trails web the hill, making loops ranging from a mile to a dozen miles, and the upper trails provide some excellent views of Mount Rainier and the Puget Sound lowlands.

What to Expect

 Our project is to improve important drainage structures and to perform annual maintenance on the Highpoint trail.  Our hike to the project site is expected to be 3 or more miles roundtrip over steep terrain.  

  • No experience is necessary—just bring a great attitude for working with a team! WTA provides the training and tools you need
  • Expect to be physically active at your own pace for up to 6 hours on uneven terrain
  • We'll have fun, work hard and make a difference! 

  Schedule

  • 8:30 AM: Be ready to sign in and meet the crew, rain or shine
  • 8:35 AM: Gather for a safety briefing, then hike to the project site
  • Morning: Work at your own pace, and take breaks throughout the day
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch on the trail
  • Afternoon: Consider trying a new task before wrapping up the day's work
  • 3:30 PM: Sign out after enjoying refreshments at the trailhead

 What to Wear

  • Boots
  • Long pants
  • Work gloves
  • Long-sleeved shirt recommended
  • Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses)

A hard hat will be provided by WTA. 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!

Firearms and weapons are not allowed.

 

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West Tiger Mountain No. 3


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Tools, helmets work gloves and eye protection are provided.

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