CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Indian Bar-Cowlitz Divide

CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph). Celebrate your CHS season following part of the Wonderland trail to Indian Bar. Amazing views of Mt Rainier and Ohanapecosh glacier.

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,500 ft

5:15 at South Renton Park and Ride.

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 descent 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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