Mount Aix


Day Hike - Mount Aix

Steep, dry, strenuous hike to a prominent peak east of Mt. Rainier

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,800 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

0700 at trailhead.  Participants are encouraged to camp nearby the night before to help get an early start.

It's hot, it's steep, it's dry and it's one of the tallest peaks east of Mt. Rainier.  Mt. Aix is thought to be part of the remnants of a volcano much older than Rainier.  Expect a long, strenuous day of glorious views and ridge-walking. I will be camping out nearby the night before and will meet the group at the TH.


Mount Aix

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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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