Advanced CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Advanced Conditioning Hiking Series

Advanced CHS 2 Hike - Pacific Crest Trail: Crest Horse Camp to Walupt Lake

THIS IS A LOOP HIKE TO WALUPT LAKE. Advanced CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 20.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft

I will be car camping down there the night before, if anyone wants to join me.  I would like to get the hike started no later than 8am.  After looking at the campground by Walupt Lake, I decided to find a spot along one of the forest roads to camp.  I will be headed down Friday if anyone would like to meet and carpool let me know ASAP.

The hike can be found on the 2015 Green Trails Goat Rocks # 303S map.  It starts and ends in quadrant P6 at the Walupt Lake trailhead.  We will be heading up Nannie Peak (clockwise) and meeting up with the PCT which we will follow south for 10.9 miles until it's intersection with the Coleman Weedpatch TR121 which we will follow back toward the Walupt Lake trailhead.


Pacific Crest Trail: Crest Horse Camp to Walupt Lake

  • Green Trails Indian Heaven No. 365S

    Green Trails Mount Adams No. 367

    Green Trails Wind River No. 397

    Green Trails Lone Butte No. 365

    Green Trails Mt Adams West No. 366

    Green Trails Blue Lake No. 334

    Green Trails Walupt Lake No. 335

    Trails Illustrated Mt Saint. Helens/Mount Adams
  • 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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