Day Hike - Wagonwheel Lake & Silver Snag Hill


Day Hike - Wagonwheel Lake & Silver Snag Hill

Conditioner Wednesdays. This is not a hike! This is a conditioner. Phase II Aerobic.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft

Meet at Mud Bay Park & Ride (Olympia, 98502) at 15:35 (3:35 pm). We will leave promptly at 15:40 (3:40 pm).

I plan on driving and can accommodate 4 passengers.

You can also meet us at the trailhead at 16:45 (4:45 pm). If you plan on meeting us at the trailhead, please make sure to let me know.

Promptness is required; I don't wait that long.

WARNING: Strenuous Conditioner Hike

The pace will be dependent on participants; I'm hoping somewhere between moderate and strenuous. Moderate would be defined as 60% of maximum heart rate, and strenuous as 80% of maximum heart rate. As a conditioner, we should break a sweat, and be in zone 3 for heart rate.

Phase-I is about strength training. Wear a heavy pack defined as 20%-30% of body weight.

Phase II is about HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training): Warm-up (20 minutes) --> HIIT (30+ seconds) --> Rest (5 minutes) --> HIIT (30+ seconds)  --> Rest (5 minutes), <keep repeating>...

Tentative Schedule for Conditioner Wednesdays.

March: Big Creek Loop

April: Horse Camp/Mount Rose

May: Copper Creek

June: Wagon Wheel

July: Mount Ellinor

August: Mount Washington

September: Mount Ellinor


Wagonwheel Lake & Silver Snag Hill

  • USGS Mt Skokomish

    Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S
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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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