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Hiking Poo Poo Point

Poo Poo Point is located to the east of Seattle. It’s a relatively steep but short hike — it’s 3.8 miles roundtrip with an elevation gain of 1760 ft. This hike is accessible via public transportation using the Trailhead Direct shuttle, and it took about an hour and a half to get here from my apartment next to UW. It’s really nice that these buses exist! It make it so much more convenient to go hiking 🙂

The forest around Seattle is so green, and there are so many different varieties of trees. It’s quite different from California, which is much more yellow.

At the top, there’s a great view of Lake Sammamish. We also saw some paragliders preparing to jump off the side of the mountain!

Maddie Wang ’19

Option: Computation & Neural Systems

House Affiliation: Page

Graduation Year: 2019

Madelyn is a sophomore majoring in Computation and Neural Systems (CNS) from Foster City, California. In her free time, she enjoys going to local coffee shops, making scrapbooks, playing catch, and sewing. At Caltech, she is involved in Robogals, plays cello in a chamber group, does research in a lab, and tutors at the Hixon Writing Center. Find her online @maddieiee on Instagram for more photos!