Third Burroughs & Skyscraper Traverse

Trip

Day Hike - Third Burroughs & Skyscraper Traverse

Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers, based on availability, 7-10 days prior to date of the hike.

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  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,828 ft
  • Pace: 1.7 to 2.0 mph

Meeting location: Sunrise at Mt Rainier.

Meeting Time:  8:00am.  

Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students.  Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers, based on availability, 7-10 days prior to date of the hike.

Out and back hike to 3rd Burroughs with GORGEOUS VIEW of Mount Rainier and, yes, you will visit 1st and 2nd Burroughs along the way.   The biggest problem will be the up and down hiking needed to go to all 3 along with hiking at a higher elevation than most have done.  We can do it but please be prepared for a challenge!  (P.S. we will NOT be doing the Traverse to Skyscraper Mountain on this trip)

***Scouting hike on 8/8/2021:  Lots of fun but lots of challenge. Views from all 3 Burroughs are amazing but it is due to full exposure almost the whole hike.  It can be really cold and windy too; several in our group put on their puffy and felt like they were being blow away!  The altitude can lead to some problems; 3rd Burroughs is at 7800ft and 20% can have altitude problems as low as 7000ft.  The ups/downs of this hike leads to challenges both out and back so that.... despite it being short on miles it is an accomplishment to complete!***

Route/Place

Third Burroughs & Skyscraper Traverse


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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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