CHS 1 Hike - Camp Pleasant

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Camp Pleasant

CHS1 hike led at pace 1.5-2.0 mph. The trail follows the North Fork of the Skokomish River through old growth forests to Camp Pleasant and Staircase Rapids.

  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Leader will be driving around via I-5 and US-101, departing the S. Federal Way P&R (901 S. 348th St.) at 7:00 a.m. If you plan on taking a ferry, please allow extra ferry/driving time to arrive at the trailhead by 9:00 a.m. Options will be detailed in email from leader.

Leader will provide additional details by email to registered participants.


North Fork Skokomish River

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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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