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WTA Work Party at Tiger Mountain – High Point Trail

Date & Time
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Event Overview
A volunteer opportunity with Washington Trails Association: a day of work in the High Point Trail, an integral part of the Tiger Mountain trail network. WTA is working with the Department of Natural Resources to maintain this heavily utilized area.​ About the Area Tiger Mountain could be the most heavily trod upon 3,000 foot hill in the U.S., since it is open to hikers, horses, and dogs, with mountain bikes allowed on some trails. This has been a popular wooded peak, as it is set in Issaquah's backyard. About 60 miles of trails web the hill, making loops ranging from a mile to a dozen miles, and the upper trails provide some excellent views of Mount Rainier and the Puget Sound lowlands. What to Expect We'll have fun, work hard and make a difference! No experience is necessary. Project Description Our project is to improve important drainage structures and to perform annual maintenance on the Highpoint trail. Hiking Information Our hike to the project site is expected to be 1-3 miles roundtrip over steep terrain. Schedule 8:30 AM: Be ready to sign in and meet the crew, rain or shine 8:35 AM: Gather for a safety briefing, then hike to the project site Morning: Work at your own pace, and take breaks throughout the day 12:00 PM: Lunch on the trail Afternoon: Consider trying a new task before wrapping up the day's work 3:30 PM: Sign out after enjoying refreshments at the trailhead For safety reasons, arriving late or leaving early is not allowed. Planning Information Get ready for a great day outside! What it Takes to Do This Work Party No experience is necessary—just bring a great attitude for working with a team! WTA provides the training and tools you need Expect to be physically active at your own pace for up to 6 hours on uneven terrain Recommended for ages 10 and older; under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and a parental consent form must be signed for anyone under 18 What to Wear Boots Long pants Work gloves Long-sleeved shirt recommended Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses) A hard hat will be provided by WTA. For safety reasons, shorts and sneakers are not allowed. What to Bring Lunch and plenty of water Rain jacket and pants Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather A pack to carry your personal gear A sense of fun and adventure for learning new skills and meeting great people!