Posts Tagged With: Snoqualmie

Father and Son visit the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River during Seattle Snowmageddon 2017 ❄⛄:) 

We awoke Monday morning to some 4 or 5 inches of fresh snow in Redmond and notice from the school district that all schools would be closed due to the inability of folks in these parts to drive in snow 😉

We went outside at the crack of dawn to play in the fresh snow and survey the damage-


I wanted to get out and enjoy the fresh snow so loaded up the truck with some picnic supplies and then my son and I headed out to brave the snowy roads and explore the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River 🙂

I was quite surprised to arrive at the large trailhead parking and discover that no one had been there; we had the Middle Fork all to ourselves.

Happy Trails!! 😘🗻👍 

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Fixing up the Pratt Lake Trail with the Washington Trails Association!

Another beautiful weekend and another opportunity to volunteer with the Washington Trail Association!

Today we were working on the Pratt Lake Trail, a popular trail about an hour east of Seattle just off the I-90.

Big turnout and beautiful weather! First things first was a safety and tool briefing by WTA Crew Leader Greg:


Then it’s time to get to work! Lots of BIG rocks to move to make way for the new turnpike that will replace the badly deteriorated trail-


Smaller rocks can be moved with rock bars or a rock net, but this big sucker required more power! Fortunately WTA Crew Leader Steve had the tackle needed:


With obstacles removed we made good progress on the new turnpike-


Greg supervising the use of the gas powered drill-


Another group was working higher up on the trail to build a stream crossing-


A fun and fulfilling day! We made some nice progress and the WTA will pick up again where we left off next weekend.


Thanks again WTA! Happy Trails!

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