Issaquah Reporter: “A view from top — Committee tours Squak Mountain”

May 2, 2013, Issaquah Reporter: “A view from top | Committee tour Squak Mountain”

Issaquah Reporter’s Linda Ball covered last weekend’s hiking tour of the proposed logging area on Squak Mountain by the King County Conservation Futures Citizens Committee and King County Councilman Reagan Dunn:

The King County Conservation Futures Citizen’s Committee, had a close up look at Squak Mountain Saturday, April 27.

“They went into some of the forest, and got a good sampling of the area,” said Dave Kappler, the president of the Issaquah Alps Trails Club.

As an extra bonus, Kappler said they had a great view that day, all the way to the Olympic Mountains.

The committee, led by Terry Lavender, serves as an advisory board, making recommendations on land purchases to the King County Council. Also on the tour were County Council member Reagan Dunn along with Ingrid Lundin and Dave Tiemann, project managers with King County.

The tour gave Dunn, Lundin and Tiemann the opportunity to see that Squak Mountain is the missing link between Tiger and Cougar Mountains, Kappler said. Dunn is supportive of the efforts of Save Squak and the trails club to stop the potential clear-cut of 95 acres on the mountain.

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