Glacier Travel Course: Conditioning Hike - RETIRED

Field trip: Basic Glacier Travel Course

Glacier Travel Course: Conditioning Hike - RETIRED - Hex Mountain

Conditioning hike for the Glacier Travel Course

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  • Sat, Apr 18, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Day Hiking
  • Adults
  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft

Issaquah Transit Center at 7:00am.

By April most of us will have had our fill of I-90 conditioner hikes so let's mix it up with a quick trip over the crest to the Cle Elum area.  Drive time from Issaquah is about 90 minutes.

For those working toward the suggested goal of carrying 40lbs up Mt. Si on Memorial Day weekend, if you're adding 2lbs per week then the weight objective for this trip will be 30lbs.


Hex Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • 10 essentials
  • hiking or mountaineering boots
  • hiking pole
  • extra weight for training purposes - get details from the leader
  • optional: ice axe (getting used to handling it)
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