CHS 1 Hike - Indian Bar-Cowlitz Divide

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Indian Bar-Cowlitz Divide

This is a Go Getter hike - CHS1 hike led at pace 1.5-2.0 mph. Hike from Box Canyon on the Wonderland Trail through alpine meadows and some of the most beautiful scenery in Mount Rainier National Park.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

We will meet at the Tibbetts Park and Ride at 5:30 am.

This is a strenuous hike, but the payoff is great views and serene meadows.  After ascending, we will then descend about 800 feet to Indian Bar where we will stop to eat and take in the scenery.  The decent means that we will have an ascent after lunch when we head back toward the trailhead.


Indian Bar-Cowlitz Divide

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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