CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Margaret's Way to Debbie's View

Margaret's Way and out to Debbie's view. CHS hike led at a CHS1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph).

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,850 ft

Parking is limited at the trailhead, so we'll meet near the Issaquah Transit Center at Tibberts Valley Park east parking lot off 12th Ave NW at 8:30am to carpool a short distance to the trailhead. For Seattle folks, we can also carpool from the NE 65th Street P&R, time TBD.

This hike starts climbing up the west side of Squak mountain right away using some access roads from a proposed development before getting onto some real trail. Since it starts pretty low, it's a good hike to put in your catalog for the winter season, but there also can be snow on top as we experienced in February. You can extend this hike by going to the Bullitt fireplace and or doing the Chybinski loop trails.
After we finish, we'll adjourn for beverages and snacks at Rogue Ales Issaquah  Brewhouse.


Margaret's Way

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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