CHS 1 Hike - Ingalls Creek

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Ingalls Creek

CHS1 hike led at pace 1.5-2.0 mph. Follow Ingalls Creek among what should be a proliferation of wildflowers for about four miles, have lunch and then return to trailhead.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,200 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Planning on meeting at the Tibbets Park & Ride (exit 15 off of I-90) leaving at 7 am for an approximate two hour drive via I-90 and Blewett Pass to the trailhead.

Trail is firm and dry with only a couple small creek crossings. Might need to climb over a few small trees. Grade is  gentle and smooth, averaging about a 300/ft per mile climb.

Pit toilet at trailhead. Likely take a quick stop enroute in Cle Elum for coffee and bathroom break. Group meal in Cle Elum on return trip.


Ingalls Creek

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    USGS Mount Stuart

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    USGS Liberty
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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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