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Day Hike - Windy Ridge and the Plains of Abraham

Phase 2 - Views of Rainier, Adams and Mount St. Helens via an exposed ridgeline above Spirit Lake. Part of a two day hiking trip on the east side of Mt. St. Helens.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

8 AM trailhead

Leader permission required,  we don't know what Phase we will be in on the date of the trip. The leaders have a double campsite reserved at Iron Creek for Friday and Saturday night. We are planning hikes for Saturday and Sunday. Depending on the phase, the rosters may have to be identical. If the day is particularly hot, we may turn around at the viewpoint at 2.2 mi..


Windy Ridge and the Plains of Abraham

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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