Madrona's Outing to Heybrook Lookout Tower & Snohomish County SAR Headquarters Tour
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- Madrona Elementary
- Saturday, October 26, 2019
- Trip Types:
- Educational, Hiking
- 8:00 AM: Pre-trip meeting at Cupcake Royale
8:45 AM: Students are dropped-off at Madrona Elementary
9:15 AM: Depart for Snohomish County SAR headquarters at Taylor's Landing in Snohomish, WA
10 AM: Tour SAR facility and helicopter
11 AM: Lunch
11:30 AM: Depart for Heybrook Lookout Tower trailhead
12:30 PM: Arrive at trailhead and begin hiking
2 PM: Start hiking back down trail
3 PM: Load up vans and depart for Madrona
4:15 PM: Students are picked-up at Madrona Elementary
- 8:00 AM: Leaders met at Cupcake Royale in Madrona.
8:45 AM: Students were dropped-off at Madrona Elementary. They were outfitted with gear and played games while waiting for other students to arrive.
9:05 AM: Introductions were made and students learned how leader Steven ended up being rescued by Snohomish County Search and Rescue over the summer.
9:15 AM: Everyone packed into the vans and departed for Snohomish County Search and Rescue headquarters at Taylor's Landing in Snohomish, WA.
10 AM: The group arrived at Taylor’s Landing. The helicopter pilot gave a short presentation about Snohomish County Search and Rescue and the Air Operations team. Students got to tour the hanger for an hour and sit inside the rescue helicopter, which everyone was very excited about! Once student even got to wear a rescue jacket and get winced up into the grounded helicopter.
11:30 AM: Everyone ate lunch as the Search and Rescue team practiced their drills.
12 PM: The group departed for Heybrook Lookout Tower trailhead just before the helicopter took off.
12:45 PM: The group arrived at the trailhead and began hiking.
1:45 PM: The group got to the top of the hike and climbed to the top of the lookout tower.
2 PM: The group started hiking back down the trail.
3 PM: Everyone loaded into the vans and departed for Seattle.
4:30 PM: Students were picked-up from Madrona Elementary.
- The hike up to Heybrook Lookout Tower is great for a half day activity for elementary students, but it may be too short for high school groups. Leaders should also know that there are no bathrooms at the trailhead and that the parking lot is directly off the side highway 2, so caution should be used turning into and out of the parking lot.