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Garfield Ledges Trail Build: National Public Lands Day

When
Saturday, September 22 - 9am to 1pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley
Location
Garfield Ledges Trail
Description

Help us complete the Garfield Ledges Trail, the newest scenic vista trail in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley. When finished the trail will wind gently through mature second growth forest on the western slope of the Middle Fork Valley's most iconic peak, Mount Garfield. Volunteers will help build rock retention structures, fill in and define trail surfaces, and cut back obstacles in the trail surface.
 
*PLEASE NOTE: VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS TRAIL PROJECT MUST BE 14 OR OLDER*
 
Hosted by the Washington Trails Association, Pacific Crest Trail Association, and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
 
Followed by the REI Co-op Cheers for Volunteers celebration at the Middle Fork Campground
 

Project Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Age Restriction
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)
  • Gloves

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.
Driving Directions
We encourage you to drive to this event - we are expecting a large number of volunteers! Volunteers will meet and park at the Middle Fork Trailhead. From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 34 (Edgewick Road). Turn left (north) onto 468th Ave SE and follow it to the junction with the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road (Forest Road 56). Turn right and continue up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road for 11.8 miles to the Middle Fork trailhead parking area on the right. Look for Greenway signs and staff. No parking pass needed on National Public Lands Day!
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