Mount Walker


Day Hike - Mount Walker

The 4-40-4 Walker Challenge! (4 miles, 40 lbs, 4,000 ft)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft

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The goal is to summit twice with a 40-45 lb. pack in less than 4.5 hours.  Note:  You may reduce pack weight to 35 lbs. for the second lap.


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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