Explore Nature with Free Guided Hikes by Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust invites nature enthusiasts to embark on a series of enriching guided hikes throughout July. These free events are designed to foster a deeper connection with nature while educating participants about local ecosystems, history, and conservation efforts.

Rock in the Lifecycle – Teanaway Community Forest

  • Date & Time: Saturday, July 13, 2024 | 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Location: Teanaway Community Forest
  • Speakers: Karl Lillquist (CWU) and Joe Hoagland (DNR)

Join Karl Lillquist and Joe Hoagland on a hike to Cheese Rock in Teanaway Community Forest. Discover the geological wonders of the sandstone formations and gain insights into the evolving ecosystem of the forest.

Busy Beavers Guided Hike with Beavers Northwest

  • Date & Time: Thursday, July 18, 2024 | 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Location: Lake Sammamish State Park (Issaquah area)

Embark on a sunset excursion along Tibbets Creek with experts from Beavers Northwest. Learn about the fascinating lives of beavers, their habitats, and local conservation efforts.

Trail Talk: Managing Recreation Impacts in a Booming Metro Area

  • Date & Time: Saturday, July 20, 2024 | 9 AM – 11 AM
  • Location: Camp Brown (North Bend area)

Join Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest staff and Tor Bell from the Greenway Trust to explore the challenges of managing public lands in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley.

Middle Fork Snoqualmie History Hike

  • Date & Time: Friday, July 26, 2024 | 9 AM – 1 PM
  • Location: Garfield Ledges (North Bend area)

Take a historical journey through the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley with Joe Olbrych, Monty Vanderbilt, and Mike Stenger. Explore how the valley has transformed over the past century, from logging and mining to current conservation efforts.

Additional Information

These events are free of charge, with donations appreciated to support the Greenway Trust’s conservation initiatives. Experienced leaders trained in Wilderness First Aid will guide participants. Remember to bring water, snacks, sun protection, and appropriate clothing for all events.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is dedicated to preserving the expansive 1.5-million-acre landscape stretching from Seattle to Ellensburg along I-90. Join these hikes to discover, connect, and contribute to the conservation of our natural treasures.

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