If you’ve ever been to the Issaquah Alps you know it’s a special place. Endless trails of soft brown dirt and twisted roots wind through dense undergrowth in vibrant shades of green & brown. Huge old growth trees, nursing logs, thousands of salmon berries, mushrooms the size of your head, and a sea of ferns. We grew up on these mountains. At the time we didn’t realize how lucky we were. But now, every time we get the chance to run through these hills we can’t help but feel blessed. I guess that begs the question...is Squak Mountain Co named after Squak Mountain or the “Squak” we feel like squawking every time we are deep in the Issaquah Alps? Hard to say… we will let you decide.
The Issaquah natives first became friends through their local scout/church group where they went on lots of adventures together including 50 milers, camp outs, and canoe trips. As life moved forward, their paths split and each took on new adventures. One thru-hiked the PCT and CDT and became a competitive ultra runner. The other got married to a bear hunting, backpacking wonder and took on a whole different adventure of parenthood. During the worldwide pandemic, they came together and hiked the Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier where many business ideas were exchanged. Two years later, Squak Mountain Co. emerged.