In the Issaquah Alps, high up on the side of Tiger Mountain there was small community named High Point, home to adventurous men and women who forged a life among the old growth forests surrounding Issaquah. Washington State provided vast tracts of lumber for growing cities and towns along the west coast and elsewhere, with trees harvested from land around Puget Sound including the foothills of the Cascades here in Issaquah.
Join IHM history hike leader, Tom Anderson, in exploring the logging history that continues to shape Issaquah's landscape. Get a new perspective through historic photos, maps, and observation of the changing landscape as Tom regales hikers with stories of a still important industry of which his family played a part.
This is a moderate hike with some steep sections on a well-developed gravel trail; it is more strenous than the history hikes we usually offer, so be prepared for hiking rather than strolling. The hike will be approximately 6 miles long (round trip) with an elevation gain of 1,400 feet. The hike will last 4-5 hours, including time for lunch.
Participants meet by the steel gate at the intersection of SE 79th St and 270th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA (just off I-90 Exit 22). A Discover Pass is needed for parking.
Advance registration required. Please do not attend without advance purchase as we are not able to accommodate unexpected guests. Tickets are $10.00 general admission or $7.50 for members.
Walks are held rain or shine. Bring water, lunch and wear appropriate hiking shoes. Please leave canine companions at home. More information is a available by contacting the Issaquah History Museums at 425-392-3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.