CHS 1 Hike - Cascade Pass & Sahale Arm

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Cascade Pass & Sahale Arm

CHS1 hike led at 1.5-2.0 mph. Starting with views of Johannesburg Mountain, the trail climbs to Cascade Pass, a vista of flower meadows and more ice covered peaks before continuing on to Sahale Arm.

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  • Strenuous, Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Meeting time and place will be added 1st week of August. 

Co-leader will be spending Friday night in Marblemount at the Buffalo Run Inn. Driving time to the trailhead is between 2 hours 40 minutes - 3 hours. 

This hike lives up to all the superlatives you'll read about it! The views start in the parking lot and just keep getting better and better.  Check out the Hiking Guide description of the trail on WTA:



Cascade Pass & Sahale Arm

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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