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Midweek Trail Work on Garfield Ledges Trail

When
Wednesday, August 28, 2019: 9am to 2pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley
Location
Garfield Ledges Trail
Description

The Greenway is building a brand new trail to Garfield Ledges, and volunteers will support this effort by helping to improve the trail surface and tread, create trail structures such as rock walls, drainage, and staircases, and improve the trail corridor by helping with revegetation of exposed areas and clearing of debris. When finished, this short trail will provide access to sweeping views of the Middle Fork Valley.

For more than two decades, the Mountains to Sound Greenway has worked with many different partners as part of a coalition to conserve and enhance the scenic Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River Valley. The Middle Fork  is a treasure for anyone living in or visiting the greater Seattle area. A person seeking a day of adventure could leave downtown Seattle and, in less than an hour’s time, reach the gateway to pristine Cascades wilderness in the Middle Fork Valley. From there, that person could set out on any of dozens of trails leading to mountain peaks, hidden lakes, or old-growth forests.

No experience necessary – all training provided. Please sign the e-waiver prior to the event. 

Reminder: there is no cell phone reception beyond Mailbox Peak Trailhead in the Middle Fork. Please be prepared. 

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
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Mo77bKJCEFACtFWK7 Please plan for about an hour drive from Seattle. There is no cell phone reception at this site. 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, continue straight past the Middle Fork trailhead and to the Garfield Ledges Trailhead (the final stop at the end of the paved road). Look for Greenway signs and staff.
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