Heybrook Lookout & Ridge


Day Hike - Heybrook Lookout & Ridge

Wilderness Navigation hike to pilot revised field trip curriculum. Hikers will play role of Wilderness Navigation students to provide feedback to instructor/developers. The hike may not include the "final problem" exercise.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft

Meet at Monroe Park & Ride (just west of fairgrounds, HWY 2) 7:30 am to car pool to the Heybrook Ridge TH near Index.

This hike will be a preliminary trial of the Field Trip exercises (scenarios) for the Wilderness Navigation Badge.  This is not a fitness challenge but hikers should be prepared for the elevation gain to the fire tower and beyond punctuated by several stops to determine position on their maps. Hikers are encouraged to read Wilderness Navigation (Burns & Burns, 3rd edition -- loaners available).

Bring the 10 essentials with particular emphasis on:

--Hard copy topo map (loaners available)

--Declination adjustable compass (loaners available)

--Altimeter (free app on smart phone will do)

--GPS (Gaia, free to Mountaineers)

--Emergency communication device (whistle and/or satellite device)

Leaders will chat with each hiker before the activity to assist in preparedness, as needed.  We'll meet after the hike for a beverage (sponsored) to complete the feedback conversations.


Heybrook Lookout & Ridge

  • USGS Baring

    USGS Index

    Green Trails Index No. 142

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
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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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