West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

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Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Shoulder season conditioner, starting early and done by lunch.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 4.1 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft

Cable Line Trailhead at 7:30am.

Now that snow has returned to the high country it's the time of year to take advantage of our local year-round trails.  This is an early morning training hike, intended for people who are working to stay fit through the shoulder season or who are building their fitness for the 2017 season.  

We will start at approximately sunrise (about 7:30am this time of year) and most likely be back to the cars by around 11:00am (approximate), giving most people time to be back home by lunch.

We will ascend the Cable Line Trail, spend about 15 minutes at the summit to snack and adjust clothing, then descend via the less-steep Tiger 3 Trail. The goal will be to complete the ascent in 90 minutes: a pace of 1000 vertical feet every 45 minutes. We will keep together loosely as a group, so if this is slower than your normal pace please compensate by carrying more weight.  

Conditions in November are unpredictable, even on nearby Tiger. The trail may be muddy or there may be patches of snow especially near the top. The leader will cancel the trip if the weather is bad or if conditions are unsafe, but if conditions are merely unpleasant the trip will go.

 Equipment: 

  • Recommended: Traction devices, in case we encounter patches of snow near the top.
  • Recommended: Trekking poles, in case we encounter slippery conditions.
  • The usual Essentials.

 

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West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Recommended: Traction devices, in case we encounter patches of snow near the top.
  • Recommended: Trekking poles, in case we encounter slippery conditions.
  • The usual Essentials.
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