Call for Action: Trail Work Party in Snow Lake

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21 Sep Call for Action: Trail Work Party in Snow Lake


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Assalamu Alaykum,

Muslim Association of Puget Sound – Nature, Outdoor, and Wildlife (MAPS-NOW) team has partnered with Washington Trails Association (WTA) to host a family trail work party.

Date-time: Sunday October 1, 2017: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Location: Snow Lake

Recommended for ages 10 and older; under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and a parental consent form must be signed for anyone under 18. 

Overview

One of the most popular trails in the state needs your help!  Join us to prep the Snow Lake trail for another year of heavy foot traffic. This is a great opportunity to see the immediate impact of your hard work.

About the Area

This trail is situated in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and must be the most popular trail in Washington, behind only Mount Si for consistent use. The trail climbs gradually across Source Creek Valley, before launching into some steep switchbacks to the ridge-top. From there, it’s all downhill to beautiful Snow Lake.

What to Expect

We’ll have fun, work hard and make a difference! No experience is necessary.

Project Description

We will work to improve the quality of this trail by repairing drainage structures, installing structures and re-grading the tread surface.

Hiking Information

Our hike to the project site is expected to be 2-4 miles roundtrip over moderately steep terrain.

Schedule

  • 8:30 AM: Be ready to sign in and meet the crew, rain or shine
  • 8:35 AM: Gather for a safety briefing, then hike to the project site
  • Morning: Work at your own pace, and take breaks throughout the day
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch on the trail
  • Afternoon: Consider trying a new task before wrapping up the day’s work
  • 3:30 PM: Sign out after enjoying refreshments at the trailhead

For safety reasons, arriving late or leaving early is not allowed.

Planning Information

Get ready for a great day outside!

What it Takes to Do This Work Party

  • No experience is necessary—just bring a great attitude for working with a team! WTA provides the training and tools you need
  • Expect to be physically active at your own pace for up to 6 hours on uneven terrain
  • Recommended for ages 10 and older; under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and a parental consent form must be signed for anyone under 18

What to Wear

  • Boots
  • Long pants
  • Work gloves
  • Long-sleeved shirt recommended
  • Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses)

A hard hat will be provided by WTA. For safety reasons, shorts and sneakers are not allowed.

What to Bring

  • Lunch and plenty of water
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather
  • A pack to carry your personal gear
  • A sense of fun and adventure for learning new skills and meeting great people!

Firearms and weapons are not allowed.

More Information

From the Hiking Guide

See what WTA’s hiking guide and trip reports say about this area.

Thank you,

MAPS-NOW

 

https://www.facebook.com/group s/mapsnow/

now@mapsredmond.org

 

 

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