July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

FREE Guided Hike: Cougar Mountain Geology

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Free Guided Hike: Cougar Mountain Geology, Underfoot at Sky Country Trailhead

Dig into the geology near the Sky Country trailhead on Cougar Mountain by joining geologist Tom Doe for this 3-mile exploratory hike. Learn about and see examples of what is right underfoot, including the major rock types, glacial history, the clay pit, sinkholes, and the legacy of coal mining in the area (no actual digging will take place).

This will be an interactive hike with stops for observation, discussion and Q&A.

Registration required. No pets allowed.

Trailhead: Sky Country Trailhead
Trails: Nike Horse Trail, Cave Hole Trail, Bypass Trail, Fred’s Railroad Trail, Clay Pit Rd. Trail, Mineshaft Trail, Old Man’s Trail
Distance ~3 miles
Duration: 3 hours
Elevation Gain: 250 ft.

1) Map – geotagged PDF lidar map of the hike. Watch the introductory recording to learn about lidar. Use with the Avenza app on your smartphone (Click to download the map)

2) Geological Field Guide to Hiking In Cougar Mtn. Wildland Regional Park (Click to download)

Feel free to contact events@issaquahalps.org with any questions about this event.

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