June Hikes: 3.5 to 6 miles, 400 to 1,500 feet gain

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course

June Hikes: 3.5 to 6 miles, 400 to 1,500 feet gain - Squak Mountain: May Valley Access

Hike with me to Debbie's View starting at the May Valley side of Squak Mt. A steady yet gradual incline through forest canopy to our destination in hopes of seeing a great view of Mt. Rainier on a clear day!

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,460 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2 mph

Meet at the May Valley Trail head at 8:00 am sharp. 

Trailhead coordinates: 47.48174, -122.05401

I drive a grey Nissan Rogue and I'll have a red bandana on my day pack to easily identify me. There are toilets but do be prepared with TP and hand sanitizer just in case. Once we arrive at the TH, we will go over a few things as a group at 8, introduce ourselves, and get to hiking shortly after.

Goals: 

  • To reach Debbie's View, enjoy the views, a small snack and get some group photos to celebrate the day's success!
  • Foster community and belonging. 
  • Lead and learn in a collaborative spirit.
  • Foster compassion, understanding and curiosity with one another, and in nature.
  • Have fun, be safe and enjoy one another's company.

Expectations:

  • Commitment to arrive on time at the trailhead, prepared and ready to be social and enjoy the trip.
  • Commitment to communicate with me for any concerns and/or questions before and during the trip.
  • Commitment to having fun.
  • The group will stay together. This means seeing a head in front and in back of you at all times. 

Style:

  • Through actions and words, I lead through an inclusive lens.
  • I foster community within the group.
  • I lead a slower to moderate pace, allowing for flexibility between the two.  

More to come in the 'hello hiker' email that will be sent out a week before the trip. 

Route/Place

Squak Mountain: May Valley Access


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The ten essentials.  More details to come in your 'hello hiker' email. 

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