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Trail Talk: Managing Recreation Impacts in a Booming Metro Area (North Bend)

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Date & Time
Saturday, July 20, 2024 | 9 - 11 a.m.
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Event Overview

Join us for an unforgettable morning amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley, nestled in the heart of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest staff alongside Tor Bell from the Greenway Trust will lead you along this gently meandering half-mile loop trail with beautiful views of the congressionally designated Wild and Scenic Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and Garfield Mountain.

During the hike, participants will get an insiders’ look at both the joys and challenges of managing public lands and popular recreation trails in such a booming area. Your hike leaders will dig into important topics such accessibility, equitable access, overcrowding, maintenance challenges, and more. You’re sure to leave with a deeper understanding of recreation management and a greater appreciation for all that goes into caring for your favorite places. If you’re an avid trail user who loves to be in the know – this event is for you! 

Cost

These events are free to attend, but we welcome donations to support the ongoing work of our nonprofit and to help offset the cost of running programming such as this (recommended donation = $15 / person). Thank you for supporting the Greenway Trust! 

Difficulty
.45 miles roundtrip with no elevation gain (WTA rates this trail as easy)
Age Restriction
Youth under 18 years old are welcomed to this event with adult supervision.
Driving Directions
Please meet at the Camp Brown Trailhead and be ready to hike at 9 a.m. Please note that a Northwest Forest Pass is required at this trailhead. We highly encourage carpooling whenever possible! (Google Maps link below)

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Additional Information

Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities. You’ll be accompanied by experienced hike leaders with Wilderness First Aid training who will not only guide you through the trails but also provide valuable insights and stories along the way.  

This event is a perfect opportunity to learn and connect with fellow outdoor enthusiasts, while also fostering a deeper connection to our environment. Participants will learn about the vital work of a local environmental nonprofit, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, and discover how you can play a role in preserving and protecting our cherished natural spaces. 

The Greenway Trust designed and built the Camp Brown Trail in partnership with the US Forest Service, Northwest Trails, and McClung Construction from 2019-2020.  

>> Looking for something to do after your hike? Don’t miss the North Bend Block Party! 

 

Questions? Please contact us at info@mtsgreenway.org