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Trail Maintenance on Mount Si Trail
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mount Si is a favorite hiking and rock climbing destination with a strenuous 4-mile (each way) trail to the summit to sweeping views of the surrounding natural areas, cities, working farms, and forests in this picturesque part of the Greenway. This mountain may look like an impenetrable fortress of solid rock, but it is actually quite fragile. Less than an hours drive from Seattle, Mount Si trail is one of the most hiked trails in the state. Every year thousands of hikers scramble to the top and the impact takes its toll on vegetation and wildlife habitat. Join the work on Mount Si that the Greenway has been a part of for over a decade by volunteering to improve trail drainage, reduce erosion, cut back overgrown brush, and harden the trail surface.
Moderate to Strenuous
Ages 14 and up.
What to Bring
For safety, volunteers are required to wear:
- Long pants (we’ll be working with tools, so no shorts!)
- Sturdy, close-toed shoes (absolutely no sandals)
In addition, we recommend that participants bring:
- Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
- Rain gear
- Big sack lunch
- Water for the day (3 liters minimum)
- Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc.
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/qkpU3tJWv5sFrom Seattle, take I-90 Eastbound. In 29 miles, take exit 32 for 436th Ave SE. Turn left onto 436th Ave SE. The turn right onto SE Mt Si Rd. Continue onto 452nd Ave SE. Continue straight onto SE Mt Si Rd/NF-9010. Turn left, then turn right. The Mt. Si Trailhead will be on your right – look for Greenway event signs, staff, and trucks.
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