CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Summerland & Panhandle Gap

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. 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

Plan is to meet at the Summerland Trailhead at 7:45 AM.  The trailhead is 2.9 miles pass the White River Ranger Station park entrance on the left, just pass the bridge over Fryingpan Creek.  There is paved parking for 25 cars on the right and overflow parking is along either side of the road.  National Park Pass required.  Carpooling suggestions/arrangements will be sent in the Hello Hiker letter.

Additional information will be emailed to registered participants.

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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