Mount Ellinor


Day Hike - Mount Ellinor

Conditioner Wednesdays. This is not a hike! From the upper trailhead. Performance: Mount Ellinor in 60 minutes!

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft

Meet at Mud Bay Park & Ride (Olympia, 98502) at 15:15 (3:15 pm).

I plan on driving and can accommodate 4 passengers.


You can also meet us at the upper trailhead at 16:15 (4:15 pm). If you plan on meeting us at the trailhead, please make sure to let me know.

WARNING: Strenuous Conditioner Hike

The goal is to summit in 60 minutes!

Upper Trailhead to Lower-Upper Junction: minute 6
Lower-Upper Junction to Rock Boulder: minute 12
Rock Boulder to Summer-Winter Junction: minute 18
Summer-Winter Junction to Rock garden: minute 35
Rock garden to Staircase rock (Alter of Sacrifice): minute 45
Staircase rock (Alter of Sacrifice) to saddle: minute 50
Saddle to summit: minute 60


The pace will be dependent on participants; I'm hoping somewhere between moderate and strenuous. Moderate would be defined as 60% of maximum heart rate, and strenuous as 80% of maximum heart rate. As a conditioner, we should break a sweat, and be in zone 3 for heart rate.

Just as a side note: if you want to increase you're VO2 max, you need to be conditioning at 60%-80% of maximum heart rate. If you want to increase aerobic threshold (lactate threshold), pushing into heart rate zone 4 (80%+) is necessary.

Phase: Performance


Tentative Schedule for Conditioner Wednesdays.

March: Big Creek Loop

April: Copper Creek

May: Mount Rose

June: Wagon Wheel

July: Mount Ellinor

August: Mount Washington

September: Mount Ellinor



Mount Ellinor

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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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