The well-signed trail system consists mostly of abandoned roads that are narrowing to single-track trails, more so each year. One such road-trail leads to a foundation and fireplace that is the remnant of the Bullitt's summer home. Distant views are infrequent because of the forest; the attraction of Squak Mountain is the urban wilderness.
Residential development in Issaquah extends to the park boundary at about 1,100 feet in elevation. The park is accessed from a trailhead (elevation 740 feet) at the hairpin turn of Mountainside Drive in the north, and the signed state park entrance on May Valley Road in the south (elevation 350 feet). A lesser trailhead is found on the Renton-Issaquah Road on the west (elevation 400 feet). Other trailheads may be reached via Sycamore Drive SE and Sunrise Place SE.
Speciation standing in place: surprising some evolutionary biologists, studies of birds, fish, trees, and insects show that it doesn't take a mountain chain, island, or other geographic quirks to create a species.(EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY)
Mar 10, 2006; It's not often that one witnesses speciation in action, but some birdwatchers in Africa may be having that privilege. Michael...
A new study that produced fine-scale distribution maps for species found in the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes has revealed that many of the mountain chain's endemic plants and animals tack protection.(ANDES)(Brief article)
Mar 01, 2012; A new study that produced fine-scale distribution maps for species found in the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes has revealed that...