Yoga for Hikers and Trail Runners - Brown Peak


Yoga for Hikers and Trail Runners - Brown Peak

We will combine a strenuous hike with at least two yoga sessions, led by a certified Yoga Instructor. These sessions will include both strengthening and stretching moves designed to aid in hiking conditioning and in injury prevention.

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • High Point Elevation: 6,214 ft

We will meet at the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Ranger Station at 450 Roosevelt Ave E. in Enumclaw, WA at 7:30 am. Here is the link: 

When we have all gathered, we will decide on carpooling. You are not required to carpool; however we will still meet in Enumclaw. The driver will either have to have a Pass for Mt. Rainier or purchase one at the gate: Passengers should bring cash to reimburse the driver for gas and wear-and-tear on their car.

From the Enumclaw Ranger Station, we will drive SR-410 38 miles to the White River park entrance and then turn right onto Sunrise Road for 13 miles to the Sunrise viewpoint and trailhead parking. This is before you get to the Lodge. Here is a link for driving directions:

A Certified Yoga Instructor, Michelle Peterson, will lead us in a pre-hike yoga warm-up. The hike itself begins by going down first; so there will be some uphill on the way back. After we summit Brown Peak, we will find a spot on the ridge to do another yoga session. We will then descend and visit Upper Palisades Lake. We may also visit Hidden Lake if we have the time and energy. 

Since we will be combining both yoga and hiking, only sign up if you have recently done a hike with similar distance and elevation. If you have any questions about whether you should sign up, please feel free to contact me.


Palisades Lakes

  • Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring the Ten Essentials, including water and lunch and snacks. You do not need to bring a yoga mat, but bring hiking poles. We will be using the hiking poles as part of our yoga practice.

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