Cold December hike around Squak Mtn.
Participants include Nicole Hansen (leader), Louise Kornreich, Mizuho Naka and Jim Dobrick.
- Green Trails Cougar Mountain No. 203S
- Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Pass, by Nelson & Bauer, Squak Mountain’s East Side Loop
- Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Pass, by Nelson & Bauer, Phils Trail – Thrush Gap Loop
This 10 mile loop begins and ends in the heart of Issaquah. In the language of the native tribes, Ishquowh means “sound of water birds.” The raspy name of this mountain comes from the calls of the herons that migrate through this area in the spring and fall.
From I-90 take the Front Street exit into Issaquah, and drive south on Front Street to turn right onto Bush Street. Free parking is provided in the Issaquah Trail Center parking lot. Trailhead GPS coordinates (47.5284,-122.0363)
9.68 miles, 2984 ft. gain, 5 hrs 31 min.