Mount Walker


Day Hike - Mount Walker

Double Walker for conditioning before spring scrambles and climbs begin! Kitsap and Oly students priority.

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  • Moderate
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft
  • Pace: 1250ft/hr

Trailhead 7:45am. Boots on trail by 8am.

If you want to sleep in and only do the 2nd trip, then TH at 10:45am. Expect to be done with the hikes by 3pm.

Please request leader permission so we know whether what you're using the trip for, and if you're planning to do the early hike, the later hike or both.

Walker with a heavy pack is a terrific low-stakes conditioner for the approaching climb/scramble season that is convenient to Olympia and Kitsap students.

We will hike up Mt. Walker and try for 1.5hrs up and 1hr down with heavy packs (35-45lb). No hiker will be left behind, but we may ask that you dump out some pack weight to keep up. (Heck, I may have to dump out some pack weight to keep up!!!) We'll come down and pick up the later group, at which point we can dump out pack weight and enjoy ourselves. We'll go to the bathroom up top on the first and second hikes, and we'll go to the south summit lookout on the second hike.

Afterward, optional food at Finn River Cidery (yum!!!).




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
  11. Money for gas for driver
  12. Discover Pass
  13. Poles and microspikes TBD
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