CHS 1 Hike - Coldwater Peak

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Coldwater Peak

Hike the Boundary and South Coldwater trails along Harry's Ridge to the summit of Coldwater Peak. Along the way, we'll wind through hummocks and meadows of wildflowers and enjoy sweeping views of Mount St Helens, Spirit Lake, St. Helens Lake, Mt Adams, the Mt Margaret backcountry, and Johnston Ridge. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph).

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  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Birth of a Lake trailhead, 8:15 a.m.

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Coldwater Peak, Harry's Ridge & Pumice Plain

  • Green Trails Mount St Helens NVM No. 332S

    Green Trails Spirit Lake No. 332

    Green Trails Mt St Helens No. 364
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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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