Conditioning Hikes (one required, multiple are optional)

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Conditioning Hikes (one required, multiple are optional) - Rattlesnake Mountain (West)

After work : Scramble conditioning hike. Destination is Rattlensake East Peak. This will not be a completely maintained trail all the way

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  • Moderate, Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,420 ft

4.00 PM at Issaquah TC. 4.30 PM Trail head

This hike is not an "after work hike" . We will instead try to do it as a "True conditioning hike". Which means, we'll try to move a little faster than our comfort pace. 

Extra head lamps and Extra food please


Rattlesnake Mountain (West)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

This is not a scramble, so helmets, ice axes and harnesses are not required however for conditioning you should carry all the gear you will be taking on a scramble trip. This includes helmet, ice axe and hasty harness.

Everything else you would bring on a regular scramble course is required including the 10 essentials, rain gear and extra clothes.

This is a great time to test our the boots you are planning to use during the scramble course for fit and comfort. If you do not have those boots yet sturdy hiking boots will suffice for now.

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