YMCA?s BOLD & GOLD is teaming up with The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation to offer families a unique adventure this fall called Historic Outdoors!
Come spend the day hiking through the Snoqualmie Tunnel!
The Snoqualmie Tunnel is a 2.3 mile abandoned train tunnel which was built from 1912 - 1914 by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road) for part of the Chicago to Seattle line. The last train to pass through the tunnel was on March 15, 1980. After that, Washington State acquired the right-of-way for recreational use. Now part of the Iron Horse State Park rails-to-trails project, where the John Wayne Pioneer Trail passes through, this tunnel provides no light, is roughly 20 degrees cooler than the outside, and leaks water throughout.
We will meet in the morning at Seattle at the Cascade People's Center , make sure everyone has the proper gear, then head to Iron Horse State Park to hike the tunnel.
Bring warm and rain layers and a sack lunch and water bottle.
Space limited to 9 participants
$50 per person, includes transportation from Seattle
Financial aid available