CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Mount Constitution

We will begin our loop hike by traveling around the east side of Mountain Lake before climbing steeply to the summit where we will enjoy a lunch break. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.7-2.0 mph). Following our return to Anacortes we will have dinner before heading to our home destinations.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.3
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft

Leaders will send out a Hello Hiker email with full details on Tuesday May 29.

This is a long day. Do not make any plans for after the hike.

Participants will arrange carpools from where they live. We have made reservations for the 7:30 am ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Island for three vehicles. You should bring money to pay for your fare plus a portion of the vehicle fare. Last year this was just under $30 each. Our carloads must be through the toll booth, where you pay your fares at least 30 minutes before sailing. We will need to factor in that there is a major construction project at the Sharpes Corner intersection on Highway 20 working 24/7.

the ferry ride is about 45 minutes. Once on Orcas we have a short drive to Moran State Park. Drivers need to have a Discover Pass.


Mount Constitution

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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