CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Lake Serene

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

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft

Anticipate an early start, getting to the Lake Serene trailhead around 8 a.m.

Let's determine the most convenient carpooling location closer to the date based on the locations of those who register. 

Steep trail, big steps, one exposed traverse along a hillside (careful!), and a lake that lives up to its name. 

As always, bring the ten essentials, including rain gear. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 


Lake Serene

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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