West Tiger Mountain No. 3


Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3

This is a Backpacking conditioner dayhike to West Tiger 2 & 3 via the TMT and K3 trails

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,230 ft

Meet 9:00 AM at the Tradition Plateau Trailhead parking lot.  From Interstate 90, take Exit 20 for High Point, and turn right (south) on 270th Ave SE.  Just a few yards south of I-90, turn right (west) onto SE 79th St.  The pavement ends in 0.4 miles, where you continue through a gate about 0.5 miles to the parking lot.

A Discover Pass is required.

This hike is intended as a conditioner for summer backpacking, carrying a pack weight heavier than a normal day pack, but all are welcome!

The pace of this hike will however reflect the additional weight we'll be carrying, and will most likely be on the slow side of moderate.  For the additional weight, you may want to include containers of water, and then you'll have the option of dumping the water for the descent or whenever you choose.  Please carry a pack weight appropriate for your level of conditioning.  I plan to carry  around 25-30 pounds.

We'll start at the Tradition Plateau Trailhead, and hike up to West Tiger 2 via the TMT and the K-3 trails.  From West Tiger 2, we'll descend to West Tiger 3, and then return via the West Tiger 3 trail.  This hike has sections of varying steepness, great for a backpacking conditioner!  So, if interested, please join me in training for summer backpacking!


West Tiger Mountain No. 3

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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