Day Hike - Mount Rose


Day Hike - Mount Rose

Conditioner Wednesdays. Horse Camp. This is not a hike! This is a conditioner. Phase I Strength or Phase II Aerobic (your choice).

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft

Meet at Mud Bay Park & Ride (Olympia, 98502) at 15:40 (3:40 pm).

I plan on driving and can accommodate 4 passengers.

You can also meet us at the trailhead at 16:30 (4:30 pm). If you plan on meeting us at the trailhead, please make sure to let me know.

Promptness is required; I don't wait that long.

WARNING: Strenuous Conditioner Hike

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.

Phase-I is about strength training. Wear a heavy pack defined as 20%-30% of body weight.

Phase II is about HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training): Warm-up (20 minutes) --> HIIT (30+ seconds) --> Rest (5 minutes) --> HIIT (30+ seconds)  --> Rest (5 minutes), <keep repeating>...

Tentative Schedule for Conditioner Wednesdays.

March: Big Creek Loop

April: Horse Camp/Mount Rose

May: Copper Creek

June: Wagon Wheel

July: Mount Ellinor

August: Mount Washington

September: Mount Ellinor


Mount Rose

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