Glacier Travel Course: Conditioning Hike - RETIRED

Field trip: Basic Glacier Travel Course

Glacier Travel Course: Conditioning Hike - RETIRED - West Tiger Mountain No. 3

Tiger 3 via the new and different Nook Trail!

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  • Sat, Mar 14, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Day Hiking
  • Adults
  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft

Main Tiger Mountain trailhead at 7:00am.  (Discover Pass required.)

It's still early season and the weather is unpredictable, so let's train this weekend on tried-and-true Tiger, but via the little-used Nook Trail.  This is much steeper than the typically used West Tiger #3 route, but not as steep as Cable Line.  The trip will be moderate pace with limited short breaks.  We will take a snack break at the Tiger 3 summit then descend via the standard Tiger 3 trail.

There are no weight objectives for the trips, but carrying some weight beyond the usual day pack is recommended.

This trip is specifically designed for participants of the Glacier Travel Course.  Conditioning hikes are optional activities but participation is highly recommended.


West Tiger Mountain No. 3

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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