Rock Candy Mountain


Day Hike - Rock Candy Mountain

Join us for a hike close to Olympia that provides a good workout and some nice views on a clear day. Conditioning Hiking Series students are welcome on this hike. Distance and elevation is 9 miles and about 1800 feet of elevation gain

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft
  • Pace: 15. to 2 mph with breaks as needed

Meeting time and location will be sent to registered participants a few days before the trip.  Plan on a meeting time of 7:45 a.m.

Prepare for any kind of weather and cooler, windier conditions as the elevation increases.  Ten essentials, no cotton, water, and lunch.  This is a good early season hike to assess our fitness level for the coming months of hiking.  


Rock Candy 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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