Squawk Mountain a Two Fer-Central and West Peak June 19, 2008

July 28, 2008 at 9:58 am 1 comment

When your boss gives you the day off to help the Parks Department with a clean-up project you might as well bring along some burgers, bag a few peaks and introduce the boss to Summit Cheese. We had signed up for this project at our last trail run and thought it was a great way to do our part for the park and trails we train on.

Myself (Safety Man) and my boss (Old Navy) met about 10 other runners/volunteers at the Southern access to Squawk Mt. just East of Seattle. Folks were surprised that we had brought such a heavy lunch (two meaty breakfast sandwiches for each of us), but with an explanation of our secondary cause, I hope we encouraged others to join the Summit Cheese Revolution.

To save time, the Parks Dept. shuttled us to the 2071′ summit of Squawk Mt. Central Peak, where we broke out our first burger (questionable decision as the work was about to begin). We then hiked about 3/4 of a mile to West Peak (1985 ft elevation) and started the work we came to do. We spent about 2 hours moving large batteries (50 lbs or so) down the mountain to where they could be more easily accessed for removal. We finished the last of 5, almost mile long round trips, and settled into our second burgers and then hiked back to the van.

Saying goodbye to the others, Old Navy and I didn’t want to miss a training opportunity so we decided to revisit Central Summit on foot. The 5 mile round trip (1700′ elev. gain) took about 50 minutes and was the perfect way to wrap up a quality day of community service.

SafetyMan-2

Old Navy-2

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Entry filed under: Washington Summits.

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  • 1. summitcheese  |  July 28, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Awesome job – on the burgers. I usually don’t start the workday with a burger, but maybe I’ll start now.

    sirloinofbeef

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