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Posted on: September 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] - History Hike: Explore High Point's Logging Past -

In the Issaquah Alps, high up on the side of Tiger Mountain, there was small community named High Point — home to adventurous men and women who forged a life among the old growth forests surrounding Issaquah.

Step into Tiger Mountain's past Sept. 24, 2016, as the Issaquah History Museums host a High Point Logging History Hike.

Washington state provided vast tracts of lumber for growing cities and towns along the west coast and elsewhere, with trees harvested from land around Puget Sound, including the foothills of the Cascades in Issaquah.

Join hike leader Tom Anderson in exploring the logging history that continues to shape Issaquah's landscape. Get a new perspective through historic photos, maps and observation of the changing landscape as Anderson regales hikers with stories of a still-important industry of which his family played a part.

This is a moderate hike with some steep sections on a well-developed gravel trail; it is more strenuous than the usual hikes offered by the museums, so be prepared for hiking rather than strolling.

The hike will be approximately 6 miles long round trip, with an elevation gain of 1,400 feet. The hike will last four to five hours, including time for lunch.

Advance registration is required. To learn more and register, go to Eventbrite.

Participants meet at the High Point Trailhead parking lot. The hike will continue rain or shine. Bring water and lunch. Wear appropriate hiking shoes. Please leave animal companions at home.

Questions? Email the Issaquah History Museums or call 425-392-3500.

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