West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

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Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

A loop around the less-visited East side of Tiger mountain, visiting all three summits and some of the oddities found there.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft

The trailhead next to High Point Pond at 7:30am.  This is a lightly used trailhead near the main Tiger trailhead. Directions will be included in a pre-trip email.

If you've only done the Tiger 3 trail you don't know Tiger!

We will avoid the popular Tiger 3 trail and its crowds, and instead spend the day on the less-visited East side of the mountain, visiting all three of the major peaks of West Tiger and some of the curiosities to be found up there.  If the weather is good we will have lunch at the viewpoint on Tiger #1 near the Hikers Hut.  We will traverse over the ridge to the summits of Tiger #2 and Tiger #3 then double back briefly so that we can descend via the Tiger Mountain Trail and K-3 trail, making our route a loop except for a short section of trail leading to/from the trailhead.

This is an early season hike so the weather is likely to be unpredictable - it could be fantastic or ugly or inbetween.  The trip will go if the weather is less than perfect, but the leader will cancel if conditions are truly terrible or unsafe.  Participants should be prepared for rain, muddy sections of trail, and wind or cool temperatures on the summits.  We may encounter none of these things but shouldn’t be surprised if we encounter some or all.

Pace will be moderate, with the goal of averaging 2 mph and finishing in about 6 hours (5 hours for hiking and 1 hour for lunch and looking around).  This is an approximate goal.

Sunrise is at 6:53am and sunset is at 7:34pm.

Equipment:

  • The usual essentials including rain gear.
  • Recommended: poles and gaiters, in case of muddy trail.
Route/Place

West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3


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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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