Day Hike - Big Creek Loop

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Day Hike - Big Creek Loop

It's conditioner Wednesdays. This is not a hike! This is a conditioner. Phase I: Strength Training. Heavy packs encouraged (25%-30% body weight). Phase-I conditioner will not qualify for a conditioner requirement for Scrambling and/or Climbing.

  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 850 ft
  • Pace: Conditioner pace

Meet at Mud Bay Park & Ride (Olympia, 98502) at 15:40 (3:40 pm).

I plan on driving and can accommodate 4 passengers.

You can also meet us at the trailhead at 16:30 (4:30 pm). If you plan on meeting us at the trailhead, please make sure to let me know.

Promptness is required; I don't wait that long.

WARNING: Strenuous Conditioner

The pace will be dependent on participants; I'm hoping somewhere between moderate and strenuous. Moderate would be defined as 60% of maximum heart rate, and strenuous as 80% of maximum heart rate. As a conditioner, we should break a sweat, and be in zone 3 for heart rate.

Phase-I is about strength training. 

Tentative Schedule for Conditioner Wednesdays.

March: Big Creek Loop

April: Copper Creek

May: Mount Rose

June: Wagon Wheel

July: Mount Ellinor

August: Mount Washington

September: Mount Ellinor

Route/Place

Big Creek Loop


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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