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Washington - Wallace Falls

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador, Carolynn!
I'm one of your new ambassadors for 2019. I started hiking when I was in college and have used it as a tool to help me in my weight loss journey (70 pounds down so far!). I love introducing people to hiking and want to encourage anyone who is hesitant to get outside to just come. It's incredibly rewarding! And if you're a novice and experienced hiker, please come too!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Wallace Falls - Meet at the Wallace Falls parking lot
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: Meet at the parking lot by 9AM

Distance: 5.6 miles roundtrip to upper falls and back, 4.4 miles to the picnic outlook (best views and popular turnaround point)
Elevation Gain: 1,300 feet (highest point 1,500 feet)
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/washington/wallace-falls-trail

Water Required: Yes, 2-3L minimum, per person/animal
Gear: No special gear needed, but a good pair of shoes with traction is ideal. It will likely be cool and wet, so warm clothing (no cotton), rain jacket, and an extra pair of socks will be a good idea.
Other: You might want to bring some snacks to munch on when we get to the middle falls outlook; we'll stop here for a bit. 

Dogs: Yes, must be on leash. May not be suitable for pups

Permits / Passes: Discover Pass - you can purchase one at the parking lot if you don't have one already
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: Co-ordinates: 47.8669, -121.6780
Proceeding from Everett on Hwy 2, approach the city of Gold Bar. Turn left onto 1st Street, then drive .4 miles and take a right onto May Creek Rd (there will be Wallace Falls signage for both turns). 

Snake your way up May Creek Rd for 1.3 miles until you reach a Y-junction. Right will take you into Camp Huston, so proceed left and drive up a short path into the Wallace Falls State Park parking lot. 

Please do not park along the road that accesses the parking area for Wallace Falls State Park. You can search Google Maps for "Wallace Falls Parking Lot" and it should pop up.
Kids: If you are confident in their ability to hike on a trail of this magnitute, they are welcome! *See pacing below
Men: If you must! ;) 

Pacing: I tend to move continuously, but at a slow to moderate pace in order to stop for sips of water, snacks, and of course taking photos. We will stay together as a group for this hike, so pacing will be determined as a group! Ideally we should be done by noon.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

Later Event: January 12
New York: Fulton Lake Trifecta