CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Crystal Peak (Mount Rainier)

THIS HIKE WILL START AT CHINOOK PASS AND INCLUDE SOURDOUGH GAP AND THE CRYSTAL LAKES. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.75-2.25 mph) The end point will be the Hwy 410 trailhead for Crystal Lakes and be a one way, car shuttle hike.

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  • Strenuous
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 11.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,100 ft

TBD by your leader.


Crystal Peak (Mount Rainier)

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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