CHS 1 Hike - North Fork Skokomish River & Flapjack Lakes

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - North Fork Skokomish River & Flapjack Lakes

CHS 1 GRADUATION HIKE. Hike the North Fork Skokomish River trail to a junction where we'll climb steadily up crossing Madeline and Donahue Creeks to two alpine lakes nestled side by side under the watchful gaze of imposing Mt. Cruiser. Led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph).

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,050 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph




North Fork Skokomish River

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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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