CHS 1 Hike - Ptarmigan Ridge

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Ptarmigan Ridge

CHS 1 GRADUATION HIKE - Get up close views of Baker and Shuksan on our loop hike to the stunning Chain Lakes and on to Ptarmigan Ridge. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft


Jeni and I are staying at Baker Lodge Friday and Saturday nights. We encourage all participants to stay overnight also. You can make reservations on the Mountaineers website.

Grad hike days are very long. And we will have a celebration at Baker Lodge after our hike. Let's eat, share stories, and celebrate!


Ptarmigan Ridge

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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