Hike explores the hidden trails of Cougar Mountain

July 8, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 8, 2015

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is leading a hike July 18 to explore some of the lesser-known trails of Cougar Mountain.

But you have to pre-register, so sign up now at www.mtsgreenway.org/trek. Cost is $25 per person.

Cougar Mountain is a favorite destination for trail runners and hikers, but only a small fraction of its trails are well-known. This guided hike will travel from east to west across the mountain, traversing many of its quieter trails.

The Hidden Trails of Cougar Mountain hike is a part of the 25th anniversary Mountains to Sound Greenway Trek, as participants hike and bike across the proposed Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area from Ellensburg to Seattle.

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Washington recreation groups unite to protect Mountains to Sound Greenway

June 3, 2015

A coalition of outdoor recreation groups has collected more than 3,000 signatures calling on Congress to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area.

The signatures were collected between April 15 and May 15 and support formally recognizing the 1.5 million-acre outdoor area connecting Seattle to Ellensburg as a National Heritage Area.

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Mountains to Sound seeks federal title

May 14, 2013

A newly announced bipartisan bill that would designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust as a National Heritage Area might have a bumpy road to climb.

U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert held a press conference April 30 to announce his co-signage and support for House Bill 1785, which he introduced April 26. The bill, if passed, would give the title of National Heritage Area to the 1.5 million acres of land that stretches from the Yakima Basin to the Puget Sound.

“There is no other heritage designation in the state of Washington. This would be the first,” he said to a crowded room of leaders and greenway supporters at the King County Library Service Center in Issaquah. “I’m fortunate enough to have the opportunity to put my name on this legislation.”

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