Advanced CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Advanced Conditioning Hiking Series

Advanced CHS 1 Hike - Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

MT. RAINIER CAMPOUT HIKE. Advanced CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.75-2.25 mph).

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft

TBD by your leader.

This will be a car-drop hike, with 2-3 cars at Crystal Lakes trailhead and 1 at Chinook Pass trailhead. One-way hike from Chinook Pass to Sheep Lake to Sourdough Gap to Upper and Lower Crystal Lakes. 


Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

  • Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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