Coal mining, crime, and deception were alive and well on Tiger Mountain, just a few miles south of downtown Issaquah, in the early 20th century. Honest coal miners mixed with henchmen and bunko artists to create a set of colorful stories — which you can hear as you explore the original setting of the events.
The Issaquah History Museums (IHM) are pleased to introducing the newest addition to their series of history hikes. Walk in the footsteps of miners, scallawags, bootleggers, and other energetic profiteers, and learn how Tiger Mountain and its secrets gained a reputation as far away as Utah, Wyoming, Oregon, Colorado, and other far flung locations. Visit the site of the Caroline Mine, where hike leaders Doug Bristol and Bryan Thorn will introduce you to its operations and structures — and the people who passed through its history. This hike will open your eyes to a whole new side of Issaquah’s history!
It is easy to get your tickets with Eventbrite. Tickets are $10.00 for general admission or $7.50 for members. Participants will meet at the Issaquah Depot Museum (78 First Avenue NE, Issaquah) and receive a parking pass and a map to a parking lot in the Tiger Mountain State Forest, where the hike will begin . Note that this parking lot is not generally available to the public, and won’t be accessible without the pass.The walk will be held rain or shine. Bring water and snacks, and wear appropriate hiking shoes. We love dogs, but this particular hike is for people only. Please leave your canine friends at home.
To help ensure that the Grand Ridge Hike is safe and enjoyable for all, participation is limited to a maximum of 20 guests. All participants must register through Eventbrite. No “add-on” guests or children under 10 years of age can be accommodated on this hike. All persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For more information, contact the Issaquah History Museums at 425-392-3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.