Mount Rose


Day Hike - Mount Rose

This is a conditioning hike for Olympia Mountaineers in the basic climbing and scrambling classes. It's 3,500 feet elevation gain and 6.4 miles round trip if we do the loop, which is likely. To count as a conditioner for the class, hikers will need to carry 30 or so pounds, and complete the three miles to the summit in 3 hours. It's a straight forward trail and, while a rapid ascent with some difficult spots, otherwise it's without serious terrain hazards.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,301 ft
  • Pace: distance speed 1.2 mph, elevation gain 1,150 ft / hr

We will meet at Haggans on Cooper Point Rd, parking toward the Pier Imports side of the lot.  Meeting time and ready to roll time will be 7:30 at Haggans, or about 8:45 at the trail head, allowing for one stop in Hoodsport.     


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. Micro spikes   
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