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Seattle Hike Details

  Tiger Mountain - Poo Poo Point  
Trail - Tiger Mountain - Poo Poo Point
09:00 am

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Area Seattle
Address 700 Second Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027
Elevation n/a
Change 511.50 m ( 1650 ft )
Distance 12.87 km ( 8.00 miles )
Difficulty Strenuous
Lat / Long 47.520954, -122.028462

Directions  See the marker on this map: http://tinyurl.com/poopootrail

Drive east on I-90 and take the Front St Exit (Exit 17). Follow Front St south for 1.5 miles (through and past Issaquah town) and turn left on 2nd Avenue. After a couple of houses there will be a small parking indent on the right (ballpark eight-car size). There is street parking on 2nd if the lot is full. We'll meet in the lot. To catch us on the trail, follow the trail from the parking lot, and as you pass the high school stadium take a trail coming in from the right.

Where  Issaquah, WA

Notes  There is nothing scatological about the naming of Poo Poo Point (there is a very modern restroom there). It was named by Harvey Manning, the trails activist and guidebook author, who was roaming Tiger long before it acquired its popular hiking status.

Longwell writes that before radio communication between loggers, the choker and the yarder communicated through a series of air whistles. The choker signaled with a whistle when the cable had been set around the log. The whistle created a "poo poo" sound that resonated through the forest. The yarder, who couldn't been seen by the choker, would reply and tighten the cable.

The hike is about 3 hours round trip.

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Hike Dates
Past hikes
Jun 5th, 2011        Jul 27th, 2008        Aug 20th, 2006        Jun 25th, 2006        Mar 12th, 2006   (3)

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