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Rattlesnake Lake Ledge Hike and Potluck Picnic

August 13, 2017
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Rattlesnake Lake Ledge
17905 Cedar Falls Rd SE
North Bend, WA 98045
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Date: Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Time: 8 AM to 1 PM
Cost: Free

Attendee limit: 30

Join us for a slow-moderate paced hike followed by a potluck picnic. Get to know your peer management professionals, outside of the walls!

 

Bring something to share for after hike potluck.
Friends and family are welcome but must be accounted for at the time of sign-up.
Friendly leashed dogs are allowed on the trail and complete responsibility of the owner(s).
If you have a change of plans, please let us know as soon as possible so others may sign up and attend.

Events' Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1969846839900523/ 

Connect with your peers, discuss logistics, carpools, potluck and more there!

Weather forecast:

8/11/17: The weather man at Accuweather.com says for Sunday "Mostly cloudy and cooler with a little rain" - So please dress appropriately.

Weather Forecast

THE HIKE:

Rattlesnake Ledge Trail is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, WA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Atop Rattlesnake Ridge great views of the surrounding mountains can be seen including Mount Si and Mount Washington.

Depending on traffic and where you are coming from it is a short 30 - 60-minute drive from the East side and Seattle.

If you want to park a vehicle within the state park bring your Discover Pass. (Passes are typically also available on site for one day use for ~$10 and for ~$30 for the year. Good at many other state parks too.)

If you plan to hike up, we suggest you bring a small snack and enough water to last the ~2.5 hours/ ~4 miles roundtrip.

Schedule:

Meet at trail head: 8 AM
Begin picnic area setup: ~8:30 AM
Groups formed and on the trail: ~8:30 AM
Arrival at lower ledge (~1 hour): ~9:30 AM
Rest and enjoy the views 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Arrival back at trail head (~1 hour): ~11 AM
Rest and potluck lunch: ~11 AM – 1 PM
Breakdown: ~1 PM

 

TRAIL LENGTH
~4.0 miles, round trip


ELEVATION
Gain: ~1160 ft.
Highest Point: 2078 ft.

 

For more trail information and trail trip reports go here:

http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/rattle-snake-ledge 
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/rattlesnake-ledge 
http://www.seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/Education/CedarRiverWatershed/RattlesnakeLedge/index.htm 

 

DIRECTIONS:

Take I-90 East and get off on Exit 32, 436th Avenue SE, just past the exits towards North Bend. Take a right off of the exit, heading south on 436th Ave SE which turns into Cedar Falls Road. Travel about four miles and follow the signs posted for Rattlesnake Lake. You will see several parking areas on both sides of the street. The park is a very popular location in the warmer months due to the lake. You may have to park on the edge of the road if the park is crowded.

The park and trail are in Cedar River Watershed area. You will see it on your right before entering the Watershed.
Address for the watershed is: 17905 Cedar Falls Rd SE, North Bend, WA 98045

MEET at the Rattlesnake Ridge trailhead at 8 am. Look for PSPMI signs.

 

Please be aware that you hike up to a high (but large) ledge with a straight view to the bottom. If you have vertigo or a fear of heights you may want to skip this trip or be prepared to hang out below the ledge to wait for the group. All dogs must be leashed. Please pick up after your pet.

 

DISCLAIMERS AND WAIVERS:

HIKING IN THE WILDERNESS CAN PUT YOU IN DANGEROUS SITUATIONS, MENTAL AND PHYSICAL STRESS. WE ARE NOT HIKING GUIDES. WE ARE JUST HIKERS INVITING OTHER HIKERS TO JOIN IN THE FUN IF THEY CHOOSE TO. WHEN YOU RSVP AND / OR ATTEND THESE EVENTS, YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU ARE FULLY AWARE THAT YOU AND YOUR PARTY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND PROPERTY.

THIS HIKE IS SELF GUIDED. BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF AND THOSE YOU HIKE WITH.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR 10 ESSENTIALS:

http://www.wta.org/go-outside/basics/ten-essentials
https://www.mountaineers.org/learn/how-to/the-ten-essentials

YOU ARE YOURSELF RESPONSIBLE TO ABIDE BY ALL RELEVANT LAWS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS.

Additional Notice of Photography and Liability Waiver:

Notice of Photography and Liability Waiver: By signing up or entering a Project Management Institute, Puget Sound Chapter (PSPMI) event or program, you agree to a Photography and Liability Waiver. Read the full Notice here.

Tickets

$0.00 Member General Admission

$0.00 Non-member General Admission