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

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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 7:45 so you are ready for introductions and trail review at 8:00 am sharp. 

Trailhead coordinates: 47.48174, -122.05401

I drive a white Subaru Crosstrek and have a blue backpack. I'll send a pic in the Hello Hiker email of my car.  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.


  • 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.


  • 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. 


  • 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. 


Squak Mountain: May Valley Access

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

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