CHS 1 Hike - Ancient Lake

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Ancient Lake

Hike through desert, past basalt walls, and around the Ancient Lakes to a waterfall, enjoying wildflowers and interesting geology. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph).

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 625 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

We will leave the Issaquah Tibbets Park parking lot at 7:00. This parking lot is across from the Issaquah Transit Station. Carpools will form up at the meeting place. Drive time to Ancient Lakes from Issaquah is about 2.5 hrs.  



Ancient Lake

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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