CHS Alumni Hike - Mount Erie, Sugerloaf, Heart Lake & Whistle Lake

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series Alumni

CHS Alumni Hike - Mount Erie, Sugerloaf, Heart Lake & Whistle Lake

Loop hike through the Anacortes Community Forest Lands past pretty Whistle Lake to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain, then around the west side of Heart Lake.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0
  • Elevation Gain: 1,150 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 950 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 to 2.0 mph

8:30 AM at "The Store" at 37th & Commercial in Anacortes, then convoy to trailhead as cell coverage typically very poor at Heart Lake. Pit toilets at Heart Lake parking lot.

Per Phase 2 guidance, no Carpooling except for households recommended.

This is a Phase 2 hike.   Group will stay together and hike at the speed of the slowest participant.  

  • All participants must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct.
  • All participants must bring hand sanitizer and a cloth mask that you can quickly raise and lower as needed on the trail (such as a buff or bandana).

Mount Erie, Sugerloaf, Heart Lake & Whistle Lake

Required Equipment

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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