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Rock in the Lifecycle – Teanaway Community Forest

Date & Time
Saturday, July 13, 2024 | 9AM-12PM
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Location
Teanaway Community Forest
What You'll Be Doing
Dual perspective adds depth, so this year the Teanaway Community Forest is giving you metaphorical 3D glasses by inviting two expert or enthusiast speakers to lead each free guided event. Join us Saturday morning, July 13th for a hike to Cheese Rock with Karl Lillquist, CWU, and Joe Hoagland, DNR. As we hike up the exposed sandstone slope to Cheese Rock, we'll make frequent stops to learn from Lillquist about how the sandstone formed and has been shaped by time. Eventually, the sandstone breaks down into sandy soils and feed the forest we have today. As we pass Cheese Rock and close the loop hike, Hoagland will speak to the group about the makeup of the forest in the TCF, from factors like the sandy soil to active forest health treatments. The hike is short but steep, so bring comfortable shoes, water, and clothing appropriate for the weather.
Where to Meet and Parking Information
Directions & Driving to West Fork Turnaround: Check the WSDOT website for current conditions. Directions from I-90 in Cle Elum: Take exit 85 on I-90 to WA-10/WA-970 in Kittitas County. Turn right to stay on WA-10/WA-970 for 6.5 miles. Turn left onto Teanaway Rd for 7.3 miles. Turn left onto West Fork Teanaway Road and follow to the end of the pavement. Discover Pass is required for parking.

Dual perspective adds depth, so this year the Teanaway Community Forest is giving you metaphorical 3D glasses by inviting two expert or enthusiast speakers to lead each free guided event. Join us Saturday morning, July 13th for a hike to Cheese Rock with Karl Lillquist, CWU, and Joe Hoagland, DNR.

As we hike up the exposed sandstone slope to Cheese Rock, we’ll make frequent stops to learn from Lillquist about how the sandstone formed and has been shaped by time. Eventually, the sandstone breaks down into sandy soils and feed the forest we have today. As we pass Cheese Rock and close the loop hike, Hoagland will speak to the group about the makeup of the forest in the TCF, from factors like the sandy soil to active forest health treatments.

The hike is short but steep, so bring comfortable shoes, water, and clothing appropriate for the weather.