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Day Hike - Purcell Mountain

This is a conditioner hike for Olympia Scramble and Basic Climb students. They are given priority. I plan to go the first 3 miles of this forested trail (which is 3000' gain) due to snow higher up.

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  • Strenuous/Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,442 ft

We can meet at  the Tumwater Costco at the SE corner of the parking lot at 7:30 AM.

Please bring micro spikes and trekking poles if you have them.


Purcell Mountain

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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