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Honors Hiking Club - Twin Falls this Saturday

Oct 12, 2010

Hello Honors Huskies!

Welcome (back) to another great year of UW, Honors...and hiking! We the Wild Things Go, our awesome hiking club, is open to all students interested in getting out and enjoying the beauty of the Northwest. In the past, Hiking Club members have not only hiked, but also climbed, snow-shoed, cross-country skied, sledded -- you name it! We'd love to have you join us for another year of outdoor adventures.

To be notified about all upcoming excursions, email wildthingsgo@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list. And, to get the fun started...

Come and join your peers in our first hike of the quarter that will take place this Saturday, October 16!

Name: Twin Falls (http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/twin-falls-state-park for a picture and more info)
Cost: $8 (paid the morning of the hike in cash or check to cover the cost of transportation)
Length: 8 miles round trip
Difficulty: moderate, some steep sections
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Max Elevation: 1000 feet
Approximate Time: 4-5 hours (arrival time at 10am, return time of 3:00-3:30pm or earlier if people walk faster)
Departure Time: Depart at 9:00 am on Saturday 10-16-2010 from the main Burke Museum Parking lot (N1 lot)
Features: dramatic series of waterfalls, crosses an impressive gorge, dense forest, and views of Snoqualmie valley
Description: A mild to moderate hike that follows several large waterfalls (150 feet tall) along the South Fork Snoqualmie River. Dense forest on one side of the trail is contrasted by river and views of the valley on the other side. The east fork begins along an old rail road grade and then transitions into steeper hiking as you enter Twin Falls State Park were the falls are located.
Driving Directions (if you want to drive yourself): Drive east on I-90 and take exit 38 west. Turn right (south) at stop sign. Road jogs left and after ~0.1 miles turn right into Olallie State Park and Twin Falls. In 0.2 miles pass a gated vehicle access road on the left and park in the gravel parking lot. The hike begins from the John Wayne Pioneer Trail.

How to Sign Up: Email wildthingsgo@gmail.com with your name and you will be added to the list of hikers.

NOTE: Because we rent cars for transportation, anyone who wants to drive themselves is exempt from the fee. Also, anyone who wants to drive others in their own car will be reimbursed for the gas.

Cancellation: IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS HIKE AND NEED TO CANCEL, YOU MUST DO SO BY FRIDAY OCTOBER 15 AT NOON. Friday is the last day that we can make changes to our car reservations and if you just don't show up the morning of the hike we still get billed for your spot in the car. Be courteous and tell us in advance if you can't come. You can cancel by email or phone: 360-719-9279 (Erica's phone).

Hope you all can come!
We the Wild Things Go UW Hiking Club