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Hike East Tiger Mountain

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Apr 14 7:00AM - 5:00PM

East Tiger Mountain

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

Length: 10.6 miles, roundtrip

Elevation: Gain: 2940 ft. Highest Point: 3004 ft.

East Tiger is the highest point in the Tiger Mountain complex. The East Tiger trail intersects many other trails on the east side of Tiger Mountain. It begins partway up Tiger Mountain, so we'll need to use the Tiger Mountain Trail and the Pawprint Connector, or the Bootleg Trail to arrive at its beginning.

We will hike at a moderate pace; if you have any concerns about your abilities to do this hike, please let me know in advance. Moderate pace means to expect to average about 2 miles per hour while actually moving over ground. Bring lunch, plenty of water, sunscreen, and the 10 Essentials. Bring microspikes, if you have them; we may encounter snow and/or ice on the trails. If the weather is bad, we may postpone the hike by a day (or possibly longer).

WTA hike descriptions: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/east-tiger

Please be at the South Hill (Puyallup) Park-'n-Ride for car-pooling prior to 7 AM so we can leave right at 7:00. If there is enough interest, we can set up a secondary car pool from the Lakewood I-5/WA-512 Park-'n-Ride; people using this option should meet prior to 6:40 AM so you can leave the Lakewood Park-'n-Ride at 6:40 AM sharp to arrive at the South Hill Park-'n-Ride so we can leave there right at 7:00 AM sharp.

Driving Directions: From Tacoma or Puyallup, take I-5 or WA-512 and WA-167 to WA-18 East, then east to I-90. West on I-90 to exit 22 (Preston). Turn left getting off the freeway, then an immediate right onto SE Preston Way (aka the frontage road). The trailhead is about mile up the road just west of the WA DOT facility. It's not well marked, so keep a sharp eye. Parking is on the road. It helps to turn around at the DOT facility and park on the south side of the road right at the trailhead. A parking pass is not required.

Disclaimer: TRAILSIDE is not a professional guide service. Our leaders function, as facilitators only, to enhance your outdoor experience. Reports of trail and weather conditions are based on best available information, are subject to change, and are no guarantee of fitness for any particular purpose. You may join us on this hike at your own risk. Keep in mind that hiking involves risks and weather changes quickly in the mountains. You are responsible for your own safety and the more prepared you are, the better the chance you will remain safe. Signing up for any TRAILSIDE organized event indicates that you have read, understand and agree to the terms of this disclaimer and hold harmless all TRAILSIDE Organizers and Leaders in the event of injury or loss.

How to find us:meet in the back (west) part of the lot

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HEADS UP FOLKS...LOCATION HAS CHANGED! We will meet at the Rhody Garden along Five Mile Drive just before the Owen Beach turn-off. We will walk the Outside Trail. This is a dirt trail and during…