New Year’s Day First Hike

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NOTICE: DUE TO SNOW CONDITIONS, THE HIKE TO PILCHUCK WAS MOVED TO WALLACE FALLS STATE PARK FOR JANUARY 1, 2016. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

WE HAD A GREAT TIME. (original article below)

Kick off 2016 by joining us for a First Day Hike to the summit of Mount Pilchuck!

First Day Hikes are a nationwide phenomenon led by America’s State Parks to get people outdoors, with over 400 hikes scheduled the first day of 2016 in all 50 states.

Join us here in Washington on January 1 to hike Mt. Pilchuck State Park, and experience the joy of a wintry alpine summit overlooking Puget Sound. If you’d like to come, please send an email to info@wspf.org to let us know you will be joining us.

PLEASE NOTE: The hike up Pilchuck is rigorous so unfortunately it’s not recommended for young kids or inexperienced hikers, particularly in winter. Please also be advised that you should bring microspikes on your hiking boots and perhaps hiking poles for stability. Finally, stay tuned for emails as we get closer to the hike, as bad weather or road closures will cancel. In the event of cancellation, we will suggest an alternative hike.


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You will be guided by Foundation Executive Director John Floberg. The hike will begin at 10:00am on January 1st from the trailhead off the Mountain Loop Highway east of Granite Falls in Snohomish County. Plan on the outing lasting about 5-6 hours. Please also bring your own lunch. John will send you full details by email about a week before the hike.

January 1 is a free admission day at all Washington state parks! No Discover Pass needed that day, so head outdoors to enjoy our parks.

This is the fourth year of the First Day Hike event where hikes have been held in every state, with many more hikes to be planned in Washington.

RSVP today at info@wspf.org, and we’ll see you on the trail New Year’s Day!


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