Advanced CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Advanced Conditioning Hiking Series

Advanced CHS 1 Hike - Palouse to Cascades Trail

ARMY EAST ROUTE Advanced CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.75-2.25 mph).

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

We will meet at the Preston Park and Ride at 6:45am.

This hike, on the east end of the Yakima Military reservation, travels thru endless gardens of desert wildflowers.  Expect to see various species of phlox, balsamroot and microsensis.  This rail line turned trail passes the remnants of the townsite of Doris, a long gone train stop on the old Milwaukee-Chicago-St Paul Railroad.  The trail is located just south of Vantage and west of the Columbia River.  Bring your binoculars to observe raptors and herds of mule deer.  Temperatures will range from the mid 50s to mid 60s.  

Plan on having a post hike meal in Ellensburg or Cle Elum.


Palouse to Cascades Trail

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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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