CHS 1 Hike - Mount Defiance

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Mount Defiance

This hike is led at a CHS 1 pace.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,384 ft

We will meet in North Bend in the Safeway parking lot at 7:00 AM to car pool up for the trip to the trailhead.  If possible, carpooling to the meeting location is encouraged too.  When making your transportation plans consider the optional refreshment/dinner stop planned for the return trip.  The leader will send additional details upon the close of registration.  

Warm up with a trip up the Ira Spring trail to Mason Lake.  Then onward and upward to some of the best views in the I-90 corridor.  We will get an early start to avoid some of the crowd at the trailhead and try to beat as much of the mid-day heat as possible.  The route is on mostly very good trails except for the last bit between the main trail and the summit which is a bit of a scramble.  Nothing scary, but far from effortless!


Mount Defiance

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