Heybrook Lookout & Ridge


Day Hike - Heybrook Lookout & Ridge

Experienced Wilderness Navigation instructors will test run (pilot) a revised Wilderness Navigation Field Trip curriculum.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft

Default meeting place is actual Heybrook Tower trailhead on HWY 2, 8 a.m.  Location may be revised to Mr Muncer's parking area.

Seattle and Foothills Navigation Committees have been working together for several weeks to create a draft of a "Navigation 3.0" Field Trip curriculum that students would experience after taking the online Wilderness Navigation Workshop AND an in-person Wilderness Navigation Workshop (revised) infused with basic GPS learning.

Experienced instructors/leaders from all branches are invited to help us determine the efficiency and effectiveness of the proposed new Field Trip curriculum.  Basic GPS skill with Gaia or Garmin devices is expected.  And all instructors should carry a smart phone loaded (at least) with Gaia.

Tracks, routes and instructor cheat sheets will be mailed to participants at least 3 days before the Sunday Field Trip.  We are preparing for the Saturday, 03 November debut of actual Field Trip so the curriculum, documents, and GPS items will likely not be fully formed.

We're counting on instructor colleagues to be critical friends for this exercise.  Those a bit shaky around GPS skills are fully welcomed as many of our students will also bring a degree of GPS (and other) navigation anxieties.


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
Trip Reports