CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Summerland & Panhandle Gap

MT. RAINIER CAMPOUT WEEKEND - CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,950 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Meet at trailhead, boots on, at 7:15am (limited parking).

While this hike is a part of the Rainier campout weekend, you can easily participate in it as a day hike. 

Description: Hike through dark forest to flower-filled alpine meadows to Summerland and then on to Panhandle Gap on the Wonderland Trail in Mount Rainier National Park. Enjoy views of Goat Mountain, Fryingpan Glacier, Little Tahoma and Mount Rainier.

Leader will  provide additional details to registered participants by email.

Route/Place

Summerland & Panhandle Gap


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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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