Cold February hike around Squak Mtn.
Participants include Nicole Hansen (leader), Julie Trautmann, Linda Fairchild and Lisa Grayson.
- 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)
9.80 miles, 3054 ft. gain, 5 hrs 20 min.