Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

April 18th Hike

Thursday Evening Hike, April 18 6:00 PM

The wet conditions in advance of last Thursday’s hike not only dampened the trails but the enthusiasm of some who might have otherwise joined us. Nevertheless, we had a solid turnout of thirteen stalwarts who remained undeterred by the weather threat. Though the trails were wet, the conditions were actually decent. This week we take on a slightly longer hike, a good loop around Marshall Hill on Cougar Mountain.

What: Cougar Mountain, Marshall Hill Loop via Terrace Trail: 4.0 miles, 875 feet elevation gain.

                The Terrace Trail gains 600 feet in the first 0.8 miles then the descends slightly, gaining again near the end of the loop before a final descent back to the trailhead.

When: We will begin promptly at 6 pm, Thursday April 18.

 Where: Terrace Trailhead, Newcastle Highlands: 14410 SE 87th Street, Newcastle WA

 From Bellevue via I-405: Drive south and exit at Coal Creek Park Way (EXIT 10). Drive south on Coal Creek Parkway 3.8 miles. Turn Left onto SE 91st Street and drive up the hill and turn Left onto 140th Ave SE – follow this down then up making no turns (the road will change to SE 90 St, then to 144th Ave SE). Turn Right onto SE 87th Street and park along the road. Trailhead is on the other side of the gate. Please be respectful of property owners when parking in this residential area.

From I-90 east of Eastgate: Exit I-90 at Lakemont Blvd Exit 13. Follow Lakemont 5.2 miles to Coal Creek Parkway. Turn Left onto Coal Creek Parkway and drive 1.1 miles and turn Left onto SE 91st Street and drive up the hill and turn Left onto 140th Ave SE – follow this down then up making no turns (the road will change to SE 90 St then to 144th Ave SE). Turn Right onto SE 87th Street and park along the road. Trailhead is on the other side of the gate. Please be respectful of property owners when parking in this residential area.

From Renton area: Drive east on Sunset to Duvall and turn north onto Duvall which soon will turn into Coal Creek Parkway. 1.1 miles north of Sunset turn Right onto SE 91st Street and drive up the hill and turn Left onto 140th Ave SE – follow this down then up making no turns (the road will change to SE 90 St then to 144th Ave SE). Turn Right onto SE 87th Street and park along the road. Trailhead is on the other side of the gate. Please be respectful of property owners when parking in this residential area.

 Weather: The early forecast shows Thursday a dry day with increasing clouds ahead of the next weather system due to arrive late Thursday into Friday morning.

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 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. (1 Cor 15:58)

 Bill Hepler

Koinonia Adventures

206-660-9906

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Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Thursday Night Hike

Thursday Evening Hike, April 4 6:00 PM

Another dry hike last week, however, this Thursday it looks like we may actually see some moisture. We never cancel due to weather so come on out and enjoy all that hiking in the Pacific Northwest entails.

 

What: Cougar Mountain, Shangri-La – Anti-Aircraft Ridge Loop: 2.7 miles, 530 feet elevation gain.

When: We will begin promptly at 6 pm, Thursday April 4.

Where: Anti-Aircraft Peak Trailhead (Harvey Manning Trailhead)

18056 SE Cougar Mountain Drive

 

From I-90: take the Lakemont Exit (#13) and drive south up Lakemont Blvd. SE for approximately 2 miles. The road will climb, reach a high point at Lewis Creek Park and begin descending. Shortly after Lakemont Blvd begins to descend turn LEFT (east) on SE Cougar Mountain Way. The road will gradually climb, turn left and level off then turn sharply right. SE Cougar Mountain Drive continues passing a school then up and right making a quick zigzag, climbing some then descending slightly. The road changes to gravel as you enter Cougar Mountain Wildland Park. Continue up to its end, parking and the trailhead.

From I-405: take Exit #10 (less than a mile south of I-90). Drive east on Coal Creek Parkway. In 1 mile turn LEFT onto Forest Drive SE. In 2.1 miles turn LEFT onto Lakemont Blvd. SE. then turn RIGHT in about 0.1 mile (the next right) onto SE Cougar Mountain Way. The road will gradually climb, turn left and level off then turn sharply right. SE Cougar Mountain Drive continues passing a school then up and right making a quick zigzag, climbing some then descending slightly. The road changes to gravel as you enter Cougar Mountain Wildland Park. Continue up to its end, parking and the trailhead.

 

From Renton area: take Hwy 900 east and turn LEFT onto Duvall Rd which becomes Coal Creek Parkway. 2.2 miles from Hwy 900 turn RIGHT onto 133rd Ave SE/Newcastle Golf Club Rd. Follow for 2.9 miles – the road will pass Red Town Trailhead and climb – 2.9 miles from Coal Creek Parkway turn RIGHT onto SE Cougar Mountain Way. The road will gradually climb, turn left and level off then turn sharply right. SE Cougar Mountain Drive continues passing a school then up and right making a quick zigzag, climbing some then descending slightly. The road changes to gravel as you enter Cougar Mountain Wildland Park. Continue up to its end, parking and the trailhead.

 

Weather: Showers possible with a high near 57.

  

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Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! –Ps 118:29

 

Bill Hepler

Koinonia Adventures

206-660-9906

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Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Thursday Evening Hike

We had a sizeable turnout last Thursday (23) amid superb trail and pleasant conditions.

This week we move clockwise around Cougar Mountain to a loop from the Sky Country trailhead in the Lakemont area.

WhatCougar Mountain, Coyote Creek – Cougar Pass Loop: 3.3 miles, 300 feet elevation gain.

When: We will begin promptly at 6 pm, Thursday March 28.

  WhereSky Country Trailhead (0.25 mile past 7100 166th Way SE, Bellevue)

From I-90: take the Lakemont Exit (#13) and drive south up Lakemont Blvd. SE approximately 2 miles. The road reaches a high point at Lewis Creek Park and begins descending. Shortly after Lakemont Blvd begins to descend turn LEFT (east) on SE Cougar Mountain Way. Follow for 0.6 mile and turn RIGHT onto 166th Way SE. Follow this all the way into Cougar Mountain Park and a right turn into the trailhead.

 

From I-405: take Exit #10 (less than a mile south of I-90). Drive east on Coal Creek Parkway. In 1 mile turn LEFT onto Forest Drive SE. In 2.1 miles turn LEFT onto Lakemont Blvd. SE. then turn RIGHT in about 0.1 mile (the next right) onto SE Cougar Mountain Way. Follow for 0.6 mile and turn RIGHT onto 166th Way SE. Follow this all the way into Cougar Mountain Park and a right turn into the trailhead.

 

From Renton area: take Hwy 900 east and turn LEFT onto Duvall Rd which becomes Coal Creek Parkway. 2.2 miles from Hwy 900 turn RIGHT onto 133rd Ave SE/Newcastle Golf Club Rd. Follow for 2.9 miles – the road will pass Red Town Trailhead and climb – 2.9 miles from Coal Creek Parkway turn RIGHT onto SE Cougar Mountain Way. Follow for 0.6 mile and turn RIGHT onto 166th Way SE. Follow this all the way into Cougar Mountain Park and a right turn into the trailhead.

 WeatherA 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.

  Facebook Group. Follow us on and off the trails on our Koinonia Adventures Facebook group where we will post all hike details, photos, etc .https://www.facebook.com/groups/1542104669421188/

  Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! –Ps 118:29

 Bill Hepler

Koinonia Adventures

206-660-9906

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Men's Breakfast March 16
Mar
16
7:30 AM07:30

Men's Breakfast March 16

Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 AM will be another great opportunity for food and fellowship with Crossroad’s men and our guests. Crossroads Music Director Jack Doney will be speaking on The Songs of Warfare: The Value of Music in Times of Chaos. Bring a friend and bring your sons, ages 12 and up. Lots of bacon will be provided by our men’s cooking team! For more information, contact Jim Wright at jwright@cbcbellevue.com.

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