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Hikers and Climbers Stewardship Saturday

When
Saturday, June 15 - 8:30am to 2pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley
Location
Little Si
Description
Join the Greenway Trust and our partners for another rock-climbing and mountain loving stewardship event on Little Si.

Little Si is a well-loved recreation spot for an afternoon hike, or that post-work climb. Sport climbers have been heading to Little Si for years, so much so that danger from eroding trails and belay areas ignited high concern from the Department of Natural Resources, who manages this Natural Resource Conservation Area. Acknowledging the concern, and the ecological importance of plant communities in this area, the Washington Climbers Coalition and Access Fund, with support from REI, built a trail and belay terracing system that allowed for climbing to continue in the Mount Si NRCA. Combined efforts, collaboration with land managers, and dedication from the climbing community has allowed this area to be used to this day.

Little Si has seen increased use in recent years, and the trail system that was once upgraded to a low-impact standard is in need of another collaborative improvement. This summer, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, Washington Climbers Coalition, and Access Fund and DNR will be combining forces once again to improve the Little Si trail system for climbers and hikers alike, to ensure a long term balance between humans and our ecological communities in this beautiful area. 

Please register for this event, and sign the e-waiver (link in agenda e-mail) prior to arriving on Saturday. Thank you!

 

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 will park in the Little Si Overflow Parking Lot: https://goo.gl/maps/KHkJ6WpiYEE2 From Seattle, take I-90 eastbound. Take exit 32 for 436th Ave SE and turn left onto 436th Ave SE. In a half mile, turn left onto SE North Bend Way. Take your first right onto SE Mt Si Rd. In about a half mile turn left onto 434th Ave SE, the Little Si Overflow Parking Lot will be on your left.
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