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Family-Friendly Hike at Kanaskat Palmer State Park (So King Co Grp)

Sunday, October 5th, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Oct 5th 2014

Kanaskat-Palmer is a beautifully wooded park along the rapids of the Green River near Cumberland. We will follow a 2.4 mile loop trail that takes about 2 hours, including a snack break on the rocks along the shore. This is an easy hike with an elevation change of about 218 feet, so it is fine for children as well as adults. A Discover Pass (WA Sate Park Pass) or disability placard is required to park here

Check out the rapids as seen and heard from Kanaskat-Palmer state park. Bring: comfortable shoes, jacket or rain gear as required, water, snack

Lower Lena Lake Outing (Quilcene)

Sunday, October 5th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Oct 5th 2014

The Sierra Club North Olympic Group Outings is doing the Lower Lena Lake hike here on the Olympic Peninsula to demonstrate the need for protection of this portion of the Olympic National Forest.

The hike is about 3-4 miles in, and we'll stop for lunch at a spot along the lake.

Virtually the entire trail passes through the Brothers Wilderness additions to the proposed Wild Olympic Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Left out of the original wilderness designation, Lena Lake belongs in The Brothers Wilderness and would become its crown jewel. Join us and find out why this popular backpacking destination deserves the added protection.

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.

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.

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.

Wild Sky Wilderness Trail Maintenance (Index, US Hwy 2)

Saturday, June 28th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Jun 28th 2014
Enjoy views from ridgetops in Wild Sky Wilderness

Hike through ancient forest on the West Cady Ridge Trail, near Index. Help keep the Sierra Club's adopted trail in good shape and enjoy abundant birds and flowers among 650-year-old trees. We'll leave time to explore the ridge top and enjoy big views of our state's newest Wilderness area. 4-6 miles roundtrip. No experience required, all tools supplied. Contact Mark Lawler at 206 632-1550 (WA)