CHS 1 Hike - Pacific Crest Trail: White Pass to Walupt Lake

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Pacific Crest Trail: White Pass to Walupt Lake

An out-and-back hike from White Pass to pretty Shoe Lake. CHS1 hike led at pace 1.5-2.0 mph.

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  • Strenuous/Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

This is a long hike and on a Sunday no less so getting to the trailhead early can get us off the trail and back home at a somewhat reasonable hour. I would like to meet at the Enumclaw Ranger Station (450 Roosevelt Ave E, Enumclaw, WA 98022) at 6:15am. It takes a little over an hour from there to the trail. You are welcome to meet closer to home and carpool to Enumclaw together - I just want to make sure we group up in Enumclaw as cell coverage is spotty. You are also welcome to stay closer to the hike the night before, but please let me know your plans. Leaving Enumclaw at 6:30 will have us to the trail before 8.

There is long section of the trail where we will traverse along a steep slope. The trail is wide enough for horses, but could give those with exposure or vertigo issues trouble.


Pacific Crest Trail: White Pass to Walupt Lake

  • Green Trails White Pass No. 303

    Green Trails Walupt Lake No. 335

    Green Trails Goat Rocks William O Douglas Wilderness No. 303S
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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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