Day Hike - Granite Mountain

After-hours Conditioning hike particularly for scramble, climbing, glacier travel students. This strenuous hike is 8 miles and 3800 ft gain. A summit time of 2.5 hours is the goal.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft

Granite Mt. Trailhead 5:00pm Thursday evening. Take I-90 to exit 47, turn left and the end of the ramp. Turn left again on road 9034 to the trailhead. I drive a Red Toyota Corolla.

This is designed to be a conditioning hike for scramble/climbers but others may join. The pace will be moderately fast, ideally 30-45 minutes per 1000 feet gain/1 miles, or reaching summit in 2.5 hours.


Granite Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

HEADLAMP for coming down in the dark.

Hiking boots

The Ten Essentials

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