Sports Calendar

July 10, 2012

By Staff

Adult hikes

Issaquah Alps Trail Club

July 11, Wednesday 10 a.m. — Leaders Choice between Cougar Mountain and Snoqualmie Pass Hike, moderate. Meeting location varies, email the leader at allseasonhiking@hotmail. Come sign up and get the meeting time and other details. Bring your WA Discover Pass and your National Forest Pass, if you have them. Seven to nine miles, 1,800- to 2,500-foot elevation gain. Usually not difficult for regular hikers.

July 14, Saturday 7:15 a.m. — Reecer Canyon Nature Study. Joint event with the Washington Butterfly Association. Reecer Canyon is off of 97 in the eastern Cascades north of Ellensburg. There will be many stops to get out and look around. Butterflies don’t come out in cool or rainy weather so we may go elsewhere or cancel depending. Check the schedule the day before or the morning of the study. One mile, 100-foot elevation gain. For beginning hikers. Call Marty Hanson at 392-2458.

July 14, Saturday — Taylor Mountain Hike, strenuous. Hike via Brew Hill. Follow a mix of gated roads and boot paths through DNR’s Raging River State Forest to Taylor Mountain’s highest point. If the weather and the group are agreeable, the hike may be extended to reach Taylor’s western peak. Great views from both peaks, weather permitting. Bring your WA Discover Pass, if you have one.

Nine to 11 miles, 2,100-foot elevation gain. Only for experienced hikers in good physical condition. See the schedule in the Alpiner for details.

July 14, Saturday 10 a.m. — Issaquah Alps Dog Hike, easy. Dogs are welcome. Bring leash, water, scoop supplies. Leader’s choice. Four to six miles, 800 to 1,200-foot elevation gain. Not difficult for occasional hikers. Call Tom Pohle at 481-2341.

July 15, Sunday 9 a.m. — Annette Lake Hike, moderate. Climb up through Humpback Creek Valley to a picturesque alpine lake. South from Interstate 90 Exit 47. Bring your National Forest Pass, if you have one.

7.5 miles, 1,900-foot gain. Usually not difficult for regular hikers. Call David Warner at 206-232-7730.


Adult sports/activities

Open Gym Volleyball; Ages 16 and older, community center courts 1, 2 and 3. Mondays 6-9 p.m.

Open Gym Basketball; ages 16 and older, community center courts 1, 2 and 3. Tuesdays 6-9 p.m.

Noon Time Hoops; ages 16 and older, community center courts 1, 2 and 3. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon to 2 p.m.

40+ Noon Time Hoops; ages 40 and older, community center court 2. Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m.


Coed league — Issaquah Parks coed league for ages 18 and older is registering teams for its summer league. Call 837-3341.


Youth sports/activities


Registration for Issaquah Soccer Club’s Recreation Teams U6-U18 is ongoing,


The Spartan Baseball Club will host open tryouts for the 2012-2013 season from 6-8 p.m. July 25 at Skyline High School turf fields; 6-8 p.m. Aug. 1 at Beaver Lake Park ball fields; noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at Beaver Lake Park ball fields; and 6-8 p.m. Aug. 6 at Beaver Lake Park ball fields. The tryouts, open for 8U-12U, typically last two hours. Evaluators are primarily coaches and assistant coaches from other age teams. In order to maximize fairness and player focus, Spartan Baseball Club asks that parents drop their kids off and leave after registration. Register online at Learn more by emailing Art Zaske at

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