West Tiger 1-2-3 Loop – 03-24-2013

Mountaineers hike on West Tiger Mountain. Used foot traction above 2200 ft due to recent late snowfall the previous week.

Participants include Nicole Hansen (leader), Mizuho Naka, Marta Moreira, Bill Borom, Jo Brown, Cyndy Becklund, Ryan Mansfield, Jules Papp, and Aurel Perianu.

West Tiger 1-2-3 Loop – 03-24-2013 (Fullscreen Slideshow)

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West Tiger 1-2-3 Loop – 03-24-2013 Google Map Gallery

Reference: Green Trails Tiger Mountain, Taylor Mountain No. 204S. Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region, by Dan A. Nelson and Alan L. Bauer, No. 10 West Tiger 3.

The open view you’ll find here sweep in Squak Mountain, the sprawling town of Issaquah, the blue waters of Lake Sammamish, the skyscrapers of Bellevue, and even the snowy crown of Mount Baker far to the north. On hot summer days you might see hang gliders and paragliders launching off Poo Poo Point (just to your south), riding the thermal lift that spins out of Many Creeks Valley and off the summit.

Driving Directions
From I-90 take exit 20 and then turn right onto the frontage road paralleling the interstate. In just under 0.5 mile the road ends at a gate. The gate opens daily, though it is closed and locked at 7:00 PM. Park outside the gate if you’ll be returning late in the day. Otherwise, continue another 0.4 mile to the Tradition Plateau trailhead.
Trailhead GPS coordinates (47.5296,-121.9956)
Discover Pass required.

Hiking Stats:
10.64 miles, 3214 ft. gain, 6 hrs 56 min.

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