Mount Rose


Day Hike - Mount Rose

Need a conditioner before the conditioner? Let's do this old standby in the Olympics! Oly students priority until March 6.

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

Hoodsport IGA 10am by the public bathrooms. This will give the Seattle folks a chance to hop in a carpool, and me (Meryl) a chance to drop off my parachute for maintenance at Skydive Kapowsin on the way. :-) 

Are you nervous about passing a conditioner? Let's do a pre-conditioner on Mt. Rose! Bring snowshoes and microspikes (that'll add weight - and may be necessary), try to get your pack up to 30+lb, and we'll go for 3hrs up 3500ft. Rose. 

If someone's struggling, they won't be left behind (looking for a co-lead or assistant lead who could take the slower or faster part of the group), but we'll do our very best to get that 1200 vertical feet per hour with pack weight, and we'll take regimented breaks of 7-8min every 50 minutes. 

Hopefully the boot pack will be nice, and we won't have too much new snow or avy conditions. 

If weather is great, we'll have lunch at the top (though we'll have to guard against gray jays - and please don't feed them - it's part of LNT). We may do this as an out and back or summit loop depending on conditions. If you want a descent that's easier on your knees, bring water weight to dump at the top.

 We'll go to Horse Camp rain or shine. Above Horse Camp, we'll assess conditions. 

Depending on where everyone's from, we may get Mexican food in Hoodsport or Shelton afterward. If everyone's from Oly and we're done at that weird 4:00 hour, we may just go home.

Let's have a fun day out with great people who might be our climb/scramble buddies this summer!


Mount Rose

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
  11. Trekking poles
  12. snowshoes
  13. microspikes
  14. gas money for driver
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