Trip Report    

Day Hike - Mount Walker

Conditioning day hike with Kitsap Basic climbing class and others.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • The gate to the Mount Walker Trailhead is open and should remain open 24/7. There is a gate just passed the trailhead that will remain closed due to logging operations so of this writing the only way to the summit is the trail or walking on the road. We encountered snow on the trail from the gitgo but then it became intermediate. Trekking poles, microspikes, and raingear were a must for the wet, sloppy conditions.

With a total group size of 9 people we met at the trailhead where there was ample parking. After completion of our 'toolbox' meeting we weighed packs (25-35 lbs) and conducted a timed hike. Basic students summited the 2 mile, 2000' elevation gain in 1hr 11 min and arrived back at the trail head total time 2 hr 08 min. Group gear included smiles worn by all so I'm declaring this a successful training hike.