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Raising a Forest: A Look Into the Greenway Native Plants Nursery

Raising a Forest: A Look Into the Greenway Native Plants Nursery

Washington can be characterized by forests that seem to stretch forever, but do you ever wonder how those giant trees can grow so tall? At the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust nursery, we raise thousands of baby trees (and other native plants) to prepare them to thrive at one of our many restoration sites across the Greenway. There are currently more

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Mountaineers Patrol Races – “The Nation’s Longest and Hardest Race” (Part 2)

Mountaineers Patrol Races – “The Nation’s Longest and Hardest Race” (Part 2)

Click here to read part 1 of the story of the Patrol Races if you missed it!  The year 1936 was a significant one for The Mountaineers. At the Pacific Northwest Downhill and Slalom Championships at Mt. Hood, Wolf Bauer was 3rd in the downhill, 14th in the slalom, finishing 7th in the Combined, competing

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Mountaineers Patrol Races – “The Nation’s Longest and Hardest Race” (Part 1)

Mountaineers Patrol Races – “The Nation’s Longest and Hardest Race” (Part 1)

Between 1930 and 1941, The Mountaineers sponsored Patrol Races, a back-country event described as 18 or 20 miles long on the crest of the Cascades between its Snoqualmie Pass Lodge and Meany Ski Hut at Martin near Stampede Pass. Three-man Patrol teams competed in what the Seattle Times called “the nation’s longest and hardest race.”

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The History of Ski Jumping in the Mountains to Sound Greenway

The History of Ski Jumping in the Mountains to Sound Greenway

Although ski jumping in Washington is a distant memory these days, it was the most popular form of skiing in the sport’s early days. The Mountains to Sound Greenway corridor contains several ski jumping sites that were important parts of the country’s tournament circuit, where the world’s best jumpers competed, national distance records were set,

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Interpreting Our Heritage and Experiencing the Wonder of the Snoqualmie Valley

Interpreting Our Heritage and Experiencing the Wonder of the Snoqualmie Valley

The Northwest Railway Museum is located in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley, which is a vital part of the new Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. This Congressional designation recognizes this corridor’s rich natural and cultural heritage, which is particularly valued for wildlife migration, fish passage, incredible geography, and human travel. The Museum is in

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Why Do You Love the Greenway?

Why Do You Love the Greenway?

Valentine’s Day is a reminder to look around at those we care about most and share our appreciation for them and all that they do. This year we’re doing a similar exercise but with the landscape that we all know and love, the entire Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. We asked our staff

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Park complex in Preston named for regional conservation hero Jim Ellis

Park complex in Preston named for regional conservation hero Jim Ellis

The King County Council announced today that the parks in Preston will be renamed to honor regional conservation hero Jim Ellis, a storied civic leader and founder of the Mountains to Sound Greenway. Preston Mill Park, the Preston Athletic fields visible from Interstate 90 exit 22, and the already-renamed Jim Ellis Preston Community Center will

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Asahel Curtis Nature Trail: 1023

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Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, King County, WA
This interpretive loop winds through a remnant stand of old growth forest along the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River. This is a good hike for young children but use caution on the cedar boardwalk as it can be slippery when wet.

Azalea Park

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6604 Azalea Way, 98065, Snoqualmie, WA
This Park has a large field area, new play equipment with swings, a tower, slides and picnic tables. The picnic shelter can hold several picnic tables and the park connects to Snoqualmie’s trail system and to the Snoqualmie Valley Trail.