the Issaquah Alps

Sounds like good country for crazies. Haven’t seen much of them except for Doug’s pics. They probably wouldn’t like this area though. Far too many green trees. I seem to remember they have a preference for desert.–corrie

These “Alps” are a chain of foothills west of the Cascades that overlook the sprawling suburbs on the eastside of Seattle. From West to East, they’re comprised of Cougar Mountain, Squak Mountain, the various summits of Tiger Mountain and Rattlesnake Ridge. You can also throw in Taylor Mountain and Grand Ridge.

Conservation

That stretches all the way between Bellevue and North Bend, with Issaquah nestled in between. Large portions of these mountains are protected by state and county parks.

And that gets around to the story about how they got their collective name, Issaquah Alps.

via Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More :: A bicycle ride to honor the Issaquah Alps.

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