CHS 1 Hike - Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)

CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.75-2.25 mph). A moderate, 10.5 mile hike with 1400 feet in elevation gain. Hike uphill along Elliott Creek through old growth forest, past cascades and McIntosh Falls to reach a large alpine lake with views of Cadet Peak.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft



Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)

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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