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Join Ashley for a taste of the mountains and sustainable harvesting practices on this hike to Margaret Lake near Snoqualmie Pass and Gold Creek.
All ages are welcome, but children should be able to hike 6 miles or have an alternate mode of transportation.
We'll provide binoculars if you'd like to borrow a pair.
On this fun all-day trip, you'll get to both taste berries and understand them better. Ashley will share information about the importance of berries in our local ecosystem, harvest tips for NW berries, traditional ecological uses and land management practices of First Nation peoples relevant to huckleberries, as well as sustainable harvesting techniques.
Carpooling and ensuring that we have enough Northwest Forest Passes for the event will be coordinated in advance. Don't worry if you don't have a car or pass! If you do, let us know if you're willing to drive and share your pass.
We'll get an early start by meeting in Tacoma at a location yet to be determined. We'll then drive to the trailhead and hike up to Margaret Lake, passing through hillsides teaming with huckleberries, ripe for the picking!
At the lake, we'll stop for lunch and to enjoy the views and get to know one another better.
We'll then head back down, taking our time picking huckleberries. Picking the berries on the way down is ideal for freshness and to prevent them from getting smooshed in backpacks.
Advance registration for this trip is required by Aug. 20.
Max attendees: 15 people
Please remember to bring:
We look forward to seeing you on this fun adventure!
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