CHS 1 Hike - Indian Bar-Cowlitz Divide

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Indian Bar-Cowlitz Divide

This CHS 1 graduation hike starts at Box Canyon and climbs an initial steep section to the Cowlitz Divide, then travels the iconic Wonderland Trail through alpine meadows and some of the most beautiful scenery in Mount Rainier National Park. Our turnaround point, the basin at Indian Bar, is also the site of the headwaters of the Ohanapecosh River!

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

TBD

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Route/Place

Indian Bar-Cowlitz Divide


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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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