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Totem Pole Journey Against Coal and Oil Exports (Spokane)

Tuesday, August 26th, 12:00 am - 12:00 pm, Aug 26th 2014

Our Shared Responsibility—A Journey against Coal and Oil!

The mining, transport and burning of coal and oil threaten the lands, waters, resources and human health of all of us who live in the Northwest, but none more so than the indigenous people who sit right in the path of destruction.

The proposed Cherry Point coal terminal, would sit right on the ancestral lands of the Lummi Nation known as Xwe’chi’eXen. The mining of that coal would also destroy Northern Cheyenne lands in Montana, and all along the way fossil fuel transport would harm the fishing and treaty rights of Native Americans. This is only one of several ill-conceived coal and oil shipment proposals for our region.

Totem Pole Journey Against Coal and Oil Exports (Olympia)

Thursday, August 28th, 12:00 am - 12:00 pm, Aug 28th 2014

Our Shared Responsibility—A Journey against Coal and Oil!

The mining, transport and burning of coal and oil threaten the lands, waters, resources and human health of all of us who live in the Northwest, but none more so than the indigenous people who sit right in the path of destruction.

The proposed Cherry Point coal terminal, would sit right on the ancestral lands of the Lummi Nation known as Xwe’chi’eXen. The mining of that coal would also destroy Northern Cheyenne lands in Montana, and all along the way fossil fuel transport would harm the fishing and treaty rights of Native Americans. This is only one of several ill-conceived coal and oil shipment proposals for our region.

Totem Pole Journey Against Coal and Oil Exports (Seattle)

Friday, August 29th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Aug 29th 2014

Our Shared Responsibility—A Journey against Coal and Oil!

The mining, transport and burning of coal and oil threaten the lands, waters, resources and human health of all of us who live in the Northwest, but none more so than the indigenous people who sit right in the path of destruction.

The proposed Cherry Point coal terminal, would sit right on the ancestral lands of the Lummi Nation known as Xwe’chi’eXen. The mining of that coal would also destroy Northern Cheyenne lands in Montana, and all along the way fossil fuel transport would harm the fishing and treaty rights of Native Americans. This is only one of several ill-conceived coal and oil shipment proposals for our region.

Totem Pole Journey Against Coal and Oil Exports (San Juan Island)

Friday, August 29th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Aug 29th 2014

Our Shared Responsibility—A Journey against Coal and Oil!

The mining, transport and burning of coal and oil threaten the lands, waters, resources and human health of all of us who live in the Northwest, but none more so than the indigenous people who sit right in the path of destruction.

The proposed Cherry Point coal terminal, would sit right on the ancestral lands of the Lummi Nation known as Xwe’chi’eXen. The mining of that coal would also destroy Northern Cheyenne lands in Montana, and all along the way fossil fuel transport would harm the fishing and treaty rights of Native Americans. This is only one of several ill-conceived coal and oil shipment proposals for our region.

Hike to Mt. Fremont Lookout - Tatoosh Group (Pierce Co)

Friday, August 8th, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Aug 8th 2014

Come hike with the Tatoosh Group of the Sierra Club Fri., Aug 8. We will be going to Mt. Fremont in the Sunrise area of Mount Rainier National Park. Round trip is 5.6 miles, elevation gain is 800 feet or 1100 feet depending on which hiking guide you believe, high point is 7200 feet. It is rated "moderate".

This is a pretty popular hike to one of the old fire lookout towers in the park. The views are spectacular. On clear days, Glacier Peak, Mount Stuart, and even Mount Baker can be seen. Goats are sometimes visible from the trail. The trail starts in the parking lot at sunrise and climbs to the top of Sourdough Ridge and on to Frozen Lake. From Frozen Lake the trail is to the right through a meadow and along a ridge up to the tower. We will find a spot here for lunch before heading back. Back at Sunrise we should have time to check out the visitors' center before leaving.

Outing: Anderson-Watson Lakes Near Mt. Baker!

Saturday, August 2nd, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Aug 2nd 2014
Leader: Harry Romberg

Distance: 4 miles roundtrip

Elevation Gain: 1100ft

Highest Point: 4900ft.

Notes: Since this outing enters wilderness, we are limited on the number of people we can take. Animals are included in this limit number of 12 “heart beats” in any one party. Thus, dogs must be leashed in wilderness areas and are unfortunately discouraged for this hike so that we can save those spots for additional people. Thank you for understanding.

Full description with hike reports can be found on the Washington Trails Association Website.

NW SolarFest: Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair (Shoreline)

Saturday, July 26th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Jul 26th 2014

Head to the free NW SolarFest to learn about and celebrate renewable energy and sustainable living.

Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, Shoreline WA
Metro Route 5, 331 and 345 serve the college on Saturdays.

Hike to Summit Lake Thurs, July 17 (Tatoosh/Pierce Co)

Thursday, July 17th, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Jul 17th 2014

We will be going to Summit Lake just outside Mount Rainier National Park off the Carbon River Rd. Please note: this is a different hike than the one described in the Rainier Review Newsletter. The forecast is for very hot weather so more canopy cover and less elevation gain is prudent. Round trip is 5 miles, elevation gain is 1200 feet. We will probably hike to the ridge above the lake, adding about a couple hundred feet and another mile RT. This really is a nice hike with great views of Mt Rainier on a clear day.

Contact Dorothy Walker, dorothyw@centurylink.net for details and to sign up by Tues., July 15.

Celebrate Summer Potluck Picnic & Nature Walk (Kent)

Wednesday, July 9th, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Jul 9th 2014

Please join the South King County Group for its annual Summer Picnic at Gary Grant Park near the northern end of the Soos Creek Park and Trail on SE 208th Street, just east of 135th Ave SE in Kent. We will celebrate our group’s accomplishments for the past year and enjoy an evening at the park. Please bring a dish to share. Mark Johnston will lead an easy nature walk along the beautiful Soos Creek Trail. New members are encouraged to join us. 6 PM until dark. For details, please contact Dorothy Johnston.

Outing: Baker Lake - Maple Grove

Sunday, July 6th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Jul 6th 2014
Leader: Harry Romberg

Distance: 8 miles roundtrip

Elevation Gain: 500ft

Highest Point: 1000ft.

Notes: Since this outing enters wilderness, we are limited on the number of people we can take. Animals are included in this limit number of 12 “heart beats” in any one party. Thus, dogs must be leashed in wilderness areas and are unfortunately discouraged for this hike so that we can save those spots for additional people. Thank you for understanding.

Full description with hike reports can be found on the Washington Trails Association Website.