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Stewardship Rocks! Little Si Trail and Crag Maintenance

When
Saturday, June 16 - 9am - 2pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Snoqualmie River Valley
Location
Little Si
Description

Washington rock climbers have a long-standing commitment to stewarding Little Si and its various crags. In the late 90’s, with support from REI, the Access Fund and local climbers created the trail system and belay terracing at three of Little Si’s most popular crags. In 2001, DNR constructed a new parking area at Little Si to resolve parking issues. The Access Fund (again with support from REI) organized projects that built most of the trail linking the new parking area to Little Si. The Greenway Trust is continuing to support the efforts of the climbing community by organizing a stewardship event on June 16th to celebrate this legacy engaging partner organizations—REI, Washington Climbers Coalition, Access Fund, American Alpine Club—the Department of Natural Resources, and local climbers in stewarding Little Si through a variety of work projects. Additionally, this event will celebrate the release of Kurt Hicks’ anticipated guidebook for climbing in the Snoqualmie Valley.

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 volunteers to take Trailhead Direct to Mount Si, and walk to Little Si on the connector trail. Learn more about Trailhead Direct, a new Metro service: https://trailheaddirect.wordpress.com/#post-1211 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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