East Shore’s Outdoors Group Encourages You to Get Outside!

Sep 30, 2021 | Beacon, News

As the weather turns toward fall, East Shore’s Outdoors group wants you to get outside whatever the weather!  Exercise and fresh air are very healthy, and doing activities together makes it so much more fun.  We are planning all kinds of activities, from bike riding, to hunting for mushrooms, along with hikes in the Issaquah Alps and more urban walks…there’s something for everyone!  We plan some events a few weeks ahead of time, and others are offered more spontaneously when someone feels inspired.

Here are some of the events currently planned:

Sunday, October 3, 11:00 a.m. – Mark Norelius is leading a bike ride with the youth group through the 2.4 mile tunnel on the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. He would love for others to join in the fun. Contact Mark if you’d like to participate.

Saturday, October 9, 2:00 p.m. – Amanda Strombom is leading a hike on the little-known back side of Tiger Mountain, known as the High Point Trail.  We can take a gentle hike up to the beautiful bridge and back (about 3 miles) or take a slightly longer walk along the Lingering Trail, still ending up at the bridge. Contact Amanda if you’d like to participate.

Saturday, October 30, 9:00-5:00 p.m. – Bill Austin is leading a walk to look for chanterelle mushrooms up near Sultan, Washington. This is not a hike but a clamber through a heavily wooded area. There are NO trails. It may be cold and wet, and there is no guarantee of finding mushrooms. But otherwise, it will be a lot of fun!  Contact Bill if you’d like to participate.

Saturday, November 13, 1:00 p.m. – Karin Pierce will lead a nearby family-friendly hike. We’ll gather in the Larson Lake Blueberry Farm parking lot at the corner of 148th and SE 8th St in Bellevue. We’ll walk the Lake to Lake Trail to Weowna Park and do part of the Phantom Lake Trail there, doing a “lollipop” loop ending back at the blueberry farm parking lot. Total mileage will be about 6 relatively flat miles, with some elevation loss and gain at Weowna Park. We’ll be walking on a mixture of pavement, gravel, and some dirt paths at Weowna. Total time should be about 3 hours. Will reschedule if there’s heavy rain. Contact Karin for more information.

If you’d like to join the email list, so that you always get the latest news on planned and spontaneous events, please contact Amanda Strombom.