Women in the Woods on the Middle Fork Trail
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
*Please email volunteer ‘at’ mtsgreenway.org to be added to the waitlist.*
The Greenway Trust has offered the Women in the Woods series since 2010 to address the gender gap in the trail community and build community for women-identified and non-binary outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you are a trail pro or are out to try trail work for the first time, Women in the Woods events are a blast.
The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley is a treasure for anyone in the greater Seattle area. As a gateway to pristine Cascades wilderness, the Middle Fork Valley offers access to dozens of trails leading to mountain peaks, hidden lakes, or old-growth forests. The Middle Fork Trail crosses an unusual arched beam cable-hung bridge, continues for miles through mature second-growth forests with remnant old-growth trees and snags, and provides access to the upper Middle Fork Valley and the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
Portions of the trail sustained significant damage in recent years, and the Greenway Trust is repairing key stretches to keep the trail open for all users.
Women in the Woods volunteers will be constructing puncheon, elevated structures that help keep the trail surface dry. These repairs will reopen the trail to equestrians who cannot pass the current washout and provide ecologically sustainable structures to handle all user groups, including hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians.