Hello Fellow OSATrs!
This is a gOSAT Hike at Granite Mountain. It is an Moderate hike. Please join us for fresh air, fun and fellowship!
Meet up Time: 8:00 AM Sharp!
Estimated Hike: 8:15 – 11:00
View/Lunch time: 11:00 – 12:00
Estimated Return: 12:00 – 2:30
Distance: 8.6 miles round trip
Elevation: Gain: 3800 ft./ Highest Point: 5629 ft
What to Bring: Water, snacks, lunch, change of warm clothing, hiking essentials
Pass Required: Northwest Forest Pass
Web Info: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/granite-mountain-1
Directions: From Seattle drive east on I-90 to exit 47. Turn left at the stop sign and cross over the freeway. Make another left at the "T" intersection, and park at the Pratt Lake Trailhead. One toilet is available here, as well as room for about 35 cars to park in the lot. However, note that this extremely popular trail frequently has cars parked along the access road on both sides by late afternoon, so navigating out of the lot can sometimes be tricky.
Signup at http://www.osat.org/event-2877959
What is gOSAT?
The idea of gOSAT is to provide a variety of activities and/or hikes (short and long) that are for all members to participate in (depending on individual conditioning of course), separate from the GCC (Glacier Climbing Course). Activities are rated as to difficulty:
1. Easy - Good for young and old alike in fair hiking condition. Trails are generally in good condition. Very little elevation gain. For OSATers who prefer a slower pace, gOSAT (formerly "slOSAT") offers non-summit oriented serenity hikes from time to time. No need to rush during these gentle, yet invigorating hikes, chosen for their natural beauty and limited elevation gain.
2. Moderate - Someone in good hiking condition. Increased mileage and elevation.
3. Difficult - Someone in excellent hiking condition. Significant increase in mileage and elevation gain.
4. Advanced - Someone in excellent hiking/climbing condition. Trails may not always be available. Significant increase in mileage and/or extreme elevation gain and/or technical aspects of the hike included.
Keep Climbing Mountains and Don’t Slip!
Leader: Lisa Hubbird @253-569-5881
Co-Leader: Sharon Lesh 425-558-9427 (MOFA Certified)