Sierra Club South King County Group and Rainier Audubon Society, in coordination with King County Parks, will be hosting a large habitat restoration event at Soos Creek Park. To reach the work site, just walk a few hundred yards on the trail south of the 208th Street parking lot.
The project’s purpose is to enhance an area around 2 ponds and adjacent to the creek. The area has been significantly infested for years with invasive non-native plants such as blackberries and scotch broom. At this event, we’ll be cutting and digging out blackberries from the areas we’ve restored at the site over the last 2 years.
Join us for a spring warm-up hike with the Mt. Baker Group. Shake the winter blahs out of your bones and trek with us through the Oyster Creek drainage. This hike on the Chuckanut side of Blanchard Mountain does not disappoint even when soggy! Spectacular views of the San Juan Islands from Blanchard Mountain's Oyster Dome. Total hike length is 7 miles RT. One section of the trail gains 1120 Ft. in 1.5 miles and can be muddy and slippery. The Mt. Baker Group and Friends of Blanchard have fought to preserve the old-growth forest on these DNR lands. Wear good footwear and bring water, lunch, cameras and binoculars, and dress for the weather (bring rain jacket.) Trekking poles are helpful. Meet in Fairhaven, the southend Bellingham. This outing is open to the public. Optional dinner in Edison after hike. For trip details and to sign up,please contact Terese VanAssche at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-334-2157.(MB/ CH)
South King County Group Sierra Club and Rainier Audubon Society, in coordination with King County Parks, will be hosting a habitat restoration event at Soos Creek Park. The area was previously infested with invasive non-native plants such as blackberries, scotch broom, holly, English laurel, ivy, and reed canary grass. Over the last several years we’ve cleared all that and replanted with native species. The task of this event will be to remove newly rebounding populations of invasives and clear around our native plantings to assure the site continues to recover.
Hike to West Tiger 2 and West Tiger 3 summits with transit shuttle; enjoy the West Tiger Mountain Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA) in the Issaquah Alps.
Join us for this spring hike on West Tiger Mountain that features a transit shuttle, climbs to both the WT2 and WT3 summits for views, and descends into Issaquah for a possible coffee shop stop before boarding the return bus. Find out the latest on Sierra Club advocacy around transportation and climate. The West Tiger NRCA features lakes, forested wetlands, several creeks, stands of Douglas fir with old growth characteristics, broadleaf trees bursting with new spring foliage, and a talus rock area.
Non-Sierra Club Event - New Rock Trail Dedication at Larrabee State Park and Geology Hike With Dave TuckerPosted by Terese VanAssche
Interesting new trail to hike in Larrabee State Park. The trail dedication is at 10 am on April 26th, connecting the Cyrus Gates Overlook to the South Lost Lake trail below - taking hikers past cliff bands over 100 ft. in height and geologic features that are a snapshot of climatic events millions of years ago. Trail traverses among moss and licorice fern, a maturing second-growth forest, and views of Mount Baker and the Twin Sisters on a clear day. Dave Tucker of NW Geology will lead the geology hike on the new trail after the dedication with Ken Wilcox. Bring water & lunch and dress for the weather. This outing is open to the public. Sierra Club contact is Terese VanAssche, for more information and to join our carpool from the Fairhaven Park & Ride to the trailhead. For more information contact me at email@example.com or 253-334-2157.
Come and see the most unique and amazing views of the Skagit River ever, surrounded by the Cascades crown of mountains. Glorious early summer wildflowers should be in view. We will hike to the site of the old fire lookout atop Sauk Mountain looking over Sauk Lake. 6.3 miles RT with 1200 ft. elev. gain. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen, and dress for the weather. Good hiking footwear and poles are useful for the rocky trail section at the top. There may be snow on the trail at the very top, also.
All people are welcome on hike, no dogs please. Sign up with leader Terese VanAssche at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-334-2157. Meet in Sedro-Wooley at 8:30 am. (MB/ CH)