Sunday morning Outdoor Event
Join us for the morning hike at Rattlesnake ledge. We will meet at Wilburton Park and Ride at 9am and carpool to hike location. This park and ride is only a few minutes drive from the Red Lion Hotel where the conference will take place. This is an entry level hike so so anyone can join us. Please be sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothes for the hike. The IEEE Seattle YP committee will have several vehicles so carpooling should not be an issue.
Gwendolyn Espe – firstname.lastname@example.org – 206-250-5834
Tam Tran – email@example.com – 206-302-8515
Date: Sunday, July 23rd at 9am @ Bellevue Park and Ride
Carpool Location: Wilburton Park and Ride
720 114th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98004
You can also meet us at the Trailhead directly at 9:30 am.
17905 Cedar Falls Rd SE, North Bend, WA 98045
Hike Information: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/rattle-snake-ledge
About the Hike:
This is a fine hike on a well maintained, albeit busy trail through the forest with views of the Cedar River watershed, Mount Si, Mount Washington, Rattlesnake Lake and Chester Morse Lake.
As soon as you arrive in the parking lot you have a view of Rattlesnake Ledge’s sheer rock face across Rattlesnake Lake. At this point it seems amazing to think you will be up there by the end of your hike, but a look at a trail map will reveal some well-engineered switchbacks — courtesy of many WTA work parties — that will get you to your destination with less effort than you might expect. The old trail to the summit was in bad shape from heavy use and no maintenance, but WTA work parties helped create this beautiful avenue through second-growth forest to the rocky ledges. In addition to adding a half mile to the old trail, the steepness was lessened a bit.