Day Hike - Mount Walker


Day Hike - Mount Walker

This is the first of 4 in a series of conditioning hikes prepping for the summer hiking season.

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  • Moderate, Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

0800 Mt. Walker Trail head NOTE I CHANGED THE TIME TO 0800 for DAYLIGHT SAVINGS! 

This conditioner hike series is an awesome way to stay close to home to get maximum miles and elevation with folks from our branch. Not only is it a conditioner hike, but it is a way to build solid community among us, and a bonus with the encouragement from each other and satisfaction of completion. Walker is a solid 2-mile up to the first vista with 2,000 foot elevation gain. When we start doing the repeats this becomes a mental game where you are challenged not to be tempted to just head to the car and head home. The pack changes the whole dynamic and increases the conditioning to simulate climbs such as Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier and others. Granted we will not have elevation or continuous elevation miles but it is a great way to test our hydration, nutrition, endurance, gear, and conditioning, this is huge to have established before a major hike to avoid altitude sickness, dehydration, gear malfunctions, and/or lack of nutrition…

MAR 13 

WALKER 0800 1X with pack at least 35+ pounds… realistically filled to go to Baker for 3-days you can use weights, sand bags or water jugs… We will do both vistas making it a 5-miler. (Estimated time: 2 - 3 hours)




Mount Walker

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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