Celebrate 20 Years of Conditioning Hiking Series - June 21, 2024

Join Conditioning Hiking Series founders, administrators, trip leaders, and alumni to celebrate 20 fabulous years of long-distance hiking!
Steven Payne Steven Payne
Seattle Hiking Committee Vice Chair
May 02, 2024
Celebrate 20 Years of Conditioning Hiking Series - June 21, 2024
CHS hike to Snowgrass Flats/Goat Lake Loop. Photo by Steven Payne.

Calling all Conditioning Hiking Series (CHS) trip leaders and alumni! Join us June 21 at the Seattle Program Center to celebrate and congratulate CHS founders Kelly & Matt Cleman for their vision and dedication. Since 2005, nearly 1,000 Mountaineers have graduated CHS, earning their course badge, improving their fitness, and hiking to farther and more spectacular places than they ever thought possible.

About Conditioning Hiking Series

Kelly and Matt founded CHS to support hikers in bridging the gap between short and long-distance hikes. The course builds gradually, increasing distance and elevation gain each month to improve participants' strength and endurance. Over the years, participants have successfully hiked notable Pacific Northwest trails, including Ptarmigan Ridge, Tatoosh Peak, Seven Lakes Basin & High Divide, and many more. Thank you to all course participants, including 2024 course participants who are helping us ring in 20 incredible years.

Event Details

  • When: Friday, June 21, 2024 from 5:30-8:30pm
  • Where: Seattle Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

This event will feature a Q&A with CHS founders Kelly and Matt, and other course administrators. There will be raffles for books, experiences, and five attendees will win a spot in next year's course, bypassing the lottery for Conditioning Hiking Series 2025. 

Mountaineers CEO Tom Vogl will welcome attendees to the event, and there will be a book signing with Mountaineers Books Guidebook Author Craig Romano. Of course, there will also be ample time to catch up with your fellow CHS graduates. 


Further details for this free event will be provided to registered participants. Signups open May 6 at 9am and are limited to those with a CHS course badge on their Mountaineers profile. Please contact Steve Payne with any questions. 

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