CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Granite Creek Trail

Route changed due to North Cascades Campout cancellation. We will be starting on the Granite Creek Connector trail and going to Thompson Lake.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,400 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 - 2 mph

Tibbets Park and Ride 7 am.

We will start on the Granite Creek Connector trail and go to Thompson Lake. 

We have not scouted this hike due to the change in location and may not have time to scout it ahead of time due to illness.  Given that we have not scouted the entire route (we are familiar with the route up to the intersection with the trail to Thompson Lake) I have been conservative and listed the max length and elevation from the various resources consulted. The trail may prove to be a little shorter and less steep.


Granite Creek Trail

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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