Advanced CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Advanced Conditioning Hiking Series

Advanced CHS 2 Hike - Cady Ridge & Pacific Crest Trail

This Hike includes Meander Meadow. Advanced CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft

Since I live in Issaquah I will be taking Hwy 203 north to Monroe and then heading East.  Anyone is welcome to join me there at 7am.  If you would prefer to meet at the trailhead, I am assuming we will make it there by 9:30am, but the side roads may take slightly longer.

This hike can be found by looking at the GreenTrails map 144 for Benchmark Mountain.  It starts in quadrant E7 at the Little Wenatchee Ford Trailhead and loops to the left up Cady Ridge trail 1532, follows the PCT to the right over Dishpan Gap and down to Meander Meadow following trail 1525 back to the start.  Should be a beautiful loop with just over 15 miles and just about 3,000 feet of gain.


Cady Ridge & Pacific Crest Trail

  • Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144

    Green Trails Glacier Peak No. 112

    Trails Illustrated Glacier Peak Wilderness
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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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