CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Granite Lakes via Granite Creek

CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft

Plan for an early start, meeting at the trailhead no later than 7 am. Carpooling is encouraged.

You can find a hike description here: 

We will travel at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2 mp average), taking breaks as needed. Plan to stop at the lake for a longer break. 

After the hike, those interested can join together for a meal at the Gaslamp in Issaquah: 

I highly recommend the Cobb salad! 

Will send more information out with the "hello hiker" email a few days before. 


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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