CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Benchmark Mountain via West Cady Ridge

A gorgeous ridge hike in the central cascades with great views that begin long before we have reached the summit.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft

Multiple park and ride locations, meeting up around 6:00 AM or so. Location details will follow in email.

The mileage and elevation gain for this hike slightly exceed the August requirements for CHS1. If you're a strong CHS1 hiker itching to do more, this hike will allow you to trade some sweat for a gorgeous ridge hike with beautiful views. We will take a packs-off break every hour, or wherever the scenery so dictates, and enjoy the day.


Benchmark Mountain via West Cady Ridge

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