Conditioning Hikes

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Conditioning Hikes - West Tiger Mountain No. 3

Conditioning trip to an I-90 region hiking summit

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft

Meeting time 5:30pm.

Meet at the parking area outside the gate along the access road. Take I90 to exit 20 turn right off the ramp and right on to the access road, park just before the entry gate. They close the gate at sunset and you don't want to get lock in.

Parking outside the gate does not require a Discover Pass.

This trip is one of a series of optional hikes for scramble course students to work on their conditioning, explore the foothills peaks and become better acquainted with the other students and scramble community members. These conditioners are also a great way to test out your gear in the field.

This trip is not a scramble, does not count toward graduation and is optional, however we strongly suggest that you participate in as many of these conditioning hikes as possible.

The leader(s) are scramble course graduates and instructors, but not necessarily official scramble leaders.  Sign-up is limited to students from the current year's scramble course. 

Depending on our ability to recruit leaders for these hikes, there might be more than one hike listed per day OR the group might be split into two separate parties, one faster and one slower.

Route/Place

West Tiger Mountain No. 3


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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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