Day Hike - Ira Spring Trail

Trip

Day Hike - Ira Spring Trail

A quick Monday morning hike up the Ira Spring Trail to watch the eclipse from the Ira Spring Overlook.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,550 ft

Meet at the Ira Spring Trailhead in the parking lot at 7:30am. We will begin hiking no later than 7:45am. Traffic may be bad because of the eclipse, so please plan accordingly. 

Feel free to arrange carpools. I have to head to work after so may or may not be able to carpool. Will email the group if I can. 

Please bring eclipse glasses (can be purchased for about $2 at Fred Meyer) and a head lamp in case it gets really dark while we are still hiking up, along with your Ten Essentials. 

The eclipse starts at 9am and will hit the maximum by 10:20am. My goal is to get to the top of the overlook no later than 10am to watch the eclipse from there. We can then head down to Mason Lake, or back down to the cars. 

Route/Place

Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination - Head Lamp
  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. Eclipse glasses
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