CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Ancient Lake

Travel through desert, past basalt walls, and around the lakes, at the end of which is a waterfall, a rare feature in a desert. Enjoy wildflowers and interesting geology just to the east of the Columbia River near Vantage along the way. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)

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  • *Varies*
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft

We'll meet at the Tibbetts Valley Skatepark Parking lot at 7:30; condense down  to as few cars as reasonable and drive 2.5hrs to the Ancient Lakes Lower Trailhead west of Quincy. We should be back in Issaquah before 6:00pm; unless we stop to eat. 

It's a long drive, about 154 miles, but worth the effort. Please be prepared to reimburse your driver at $0.10 - $0.15 per rider per mile, $15.40 - $23.10. Carpooling etiquette can be found here.

 

More information will be provided via a "Hello Hiker" email to be sent about 5 days before to the hike. If you require information prior the the email feel free to contact the hike leaders. 

Route/Place

Ancient Lake


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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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