Day Hike - Tronsen Ridge


Day Hike - Tronsen Ridge

Proof of vaccination is required for this trip (if I don't know your status, send me a photo of your card when you register, thanks). Exploring nature for 14 miles averaging 2 MPH. 3 miles along 5 Mile Creek road and 4 miles along the ridge.

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  • Sat, May 29, 2021
  • Foothills Hiking Committee
  • Exploring Nature, Photography, Day Hiking
  • Adults
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,300 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph average, no maximum

7:30 AM hwy 97 at the turnoff to 5 mile creek road,  

There are 3 options for parking: There are 2 or 3 spots 50 yards up 5 Mile Rd that are reachable by a low-clearance car, high-clearance vehicles have spots a little bit further up the road, or park on hwy 97 near the intersection (I'll be there early, so you should see me and my little white Yaris).  


The group will almost certainly split up in part. The person or people in front will stop every half hour to let those trailing catch up.  

You can stop whenever you want to examine flowers, observe birds, take photographs, etc.  You can stop as often and as long as you like as long as you average 2 MPH. If you are traveling under that speed, I will ask you to stop less and hike more.   

I will provide a flower guide for the hike that will be sourced from the scouting hike I do the week before. 

This is a very helpful site that has information about plants and their families, this page discusses using the plant families as an approach to learning about plants: 

I am familiar with and can help you with the Washington Wildflower app. It is free, one of the multiple reasons it is preferred by many people I’ve talked to. It also lets you scan lists by partial names, including the family name. The flower album I have included has family names and descriptions. Getting to know the families will help greatly with identifying flowers (especially with this app).   


Tronsen Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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