Day Hike - Dickerman Mountain

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Day Hike - Dickerman Mountain

A very strenuous 8.2 mile round trip with 3900' elevation gain, to a lovely viewpoint at 5760' with 360-degree views including Glacier Peak.

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  • Fri, Apr 10, 2015
  • Foothills Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,875 ft

Meet at 8:15 AM at Ash Way PR in Lynnwood (exit 183 I-5).

  Participants are encouraged to connect with each other to arrange carpools.

We will definitely encounter snow on this trail.  If conditions are safe, we can still hike to the top.  If not, we'll turn around.  In either case, it will be a pretty hike and a good work out.

Traction devices (microspikes or yak traks) and full raingear (coat and pants) required.

The trailhead for this hike is on the Mountain Loop Highway, on the left 16 miles beyond the Verlot Public Service Center.  https://www.google.com/maps/dir//48.0538,-121.49/@48.0537795,-121.5586663,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m4!4m3!1m0!1m1!4e1?hl=en

This is a fantastic hike with views that open up partway and remain amazing from there.  Glacier Peak, Mt Forgotten, Mt Baker and the spread of the north Cascades are all in the panorama from the top.  Parts of the trail could be icy so microspikes will be required, and at least one trekking pole is strongly recommended.

The hike is quite strenuous and we will move along briskly without a lot of rest stops, so participants should be well conditioned and looking for a good workout (though there will be plenty of places to catch great photos along the way).  Raingear and warm non-cotton layers and sturdy waterproof footwear are required, and waterproof gaiters might not be a bad idea, as well as the rest of your 10 essentials of course!

 

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Dickerman Mountain


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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
  11. Microspikes
  12. Sturdy waterproof footwear
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