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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

Earlier Event: April 4
Thursday Night Hike
Later Event: May 18
Men's Breakfast