Day Hike - Mount Walker


Day Hike - Mount Walker

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

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  • Moderate, Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 24.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 12,000 ft

Meet at the Mt. Walker trailhead at 0600

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 satisfation 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 condtioning to simulate climbs such as Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier and others. Granted we will not have elevation or contiuous 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…

JUNE 4th (The mother of them all, the 666-Walker 6-peat)  1st and 2nd time up with full pack 35+++++ then the other 4 with 20ish pounds (to first Vista & back) 24-miler 12,000 ft elevation gain. (Estimated time: 12-13 hours)

6 - 0600 start time 

6 - June the 6th month of the year

6 - six times up and down!!!!! 1st 2-3 times up with 35+++ full pack the rest finish with minimal 20ish lb pack…

so devilish we could make it a BBQ potluck at the finish…


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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