[NFBWATLK] [NFBSea] Greater Seattle Chapter Hike Next Weekend (Sunday June 9)

Jim Portillo portillo.jim at gmail.com
Sat Jun 8 22:09:13 UTC 2019

I will be there. I’m trying to figure out the best way of getting there from North Seattle. Nonetheless, I will be there.

Sent from my iPhone 7!

> On Jun 8, 2019, at 2:45 PM, Michael Forzano <michaeldforzano at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Just a reminder about the hike tomorrow. If you're planning to go and
> haven't already let me know, please email or text me so that I know
> who is going. As a reminder we are meeting at the Mount Baker Transit
> Center, Bay 2 at 11:00AM. If taking the light rail, you would need to
> cross Rainier Ave to get to the transit center. Another option is bus
> 8 which stops in the transit center at bay 2 where we are meeting.
> Mike
>> On 6/3/19, Jim Portillo <portillo.jim at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I hope this doesn’t seem like a silly or overly-logical piece of advice.  I
>> would just suggest that when we do this hike, let’s all make sure and have a
>> good, solid cane we can use with ease.  For example, I don’t think I’d use a
>> telescopic cane simply because it might telescope on you at the strangest
>> times if you’re not careful.  We don’t know how smooth or rough this trail
>> is going to be, so those of us who use canes want to make sure we’re using
>> them properly so as to detect the obstacles we might encounter.
>> Jim
>> Sent from my iPhone 7!
>>> On Jun 2, 2019, at 12:52 PM, Michael Forzano via NFBSea
>>> <nfbsea at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> Next Sunday the Greater Seattle Chapter will be taking the Metro Trailhead
>>> direct bus to the East Sunset Way trailhead to hike the Tradition Lake
>>> Loop Trail.
>>> When: Sunday June 9, 2019
>>> Time: 11:00A-5:00P
>>> Meeting location: Mount Baker Transit Center Bay 2. We will be taking the
>>> 11:11AM trailhead direct Mount Baker TC to Issaquah Alps route to the East
>>> Sunset Way Trailhead (the ride is about 50 minutes).
>>> Hike location: Tradition Lake Loop Trail
>>> (https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/tradition-lake-loop-trail--2)
>>> This is a 3.7 mile hike rated as easy by AllTrails. Based on the reviews,
>>> the trails are well maintained and there is very little elevation change.
>>> We plan to return to Seattle at around 5PM, but this will depend  on how
>>> long the hike takes us. The trailhead direct bus back to Mount Baker
>>> transit center runs every half hour in the afternoon.
>>> Please note that this is an adventure in nature so dress appropriately and
>>> bring snacks and water.  Below is a list of recommended items.
>>> Hiking shoes or lightweight boots
>>> Hiking poles
>>> Water
>>> Sunglasses and a hat that covers the ears and shades the face
>>> Light colored clothing to reflect heat
>>> Sunscreen
>>> Snacks such as trail mix, cheese and crackers, baby carrots, chocolate,
>>> portable high protein foods
>>> A small day pack should suffice for carrying things you will need
>>> Please RSVP to me by email at michaeldforzano at gmail.com or by text at
>>> (914) 806-7579 if you plan on joining us.
>>> Hope to see you there, and feel free to contact me with any questions.
>>> Mike Forzano, Greater Seattle Chapter President
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