CHS 1 Hike - Mount Defiance

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Mount Defiance

CHS1 hike led at pace 1.5-2.0 mph.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.25 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,450 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Leave at 6:30 from the Tibbets Valley Park and Ride (south of the Issaquah Transit Center) to be able to find parking at the trailhead. Carpooling a necessity.

Plan to scout hike on 6/26. I recall that it was a bit muddy just after Mason Lake and a pretty steep grade between Mason Lake and the summit. Poles would likely be appreciated. More details will be shared in the Hello Hiker email a few days before the hike or contact the hike leader. Planned post hike meal at Masa in Issaquah.

Map available to download on the WTA hike description or Green Trails 207S


Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails

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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