CHS 1 Hike - Excelsior Ridge (East High Divide Trail)

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Excelsior Ridge (East High Divide Trail)

CHS 1 GRADUATION HIKE. Excelsior Ridge is an incredible ridge walk through wildflowers with Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan seemingly close enough to touch making it worth the steep trip to get there.

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph




Excelsior Ridge (East High Divide Trail)

  • Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13S

    Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    Green Trails Mt Baker No. 13

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • See full route/place details.
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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