CHS 2 Hike - Ancient Lake

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Ancient Lake

Hike through a desert oasis in Eastern Washington to five lakes nestled into horseshoe-shaped canyon walls accompanied by waterfalls. Consider staying in the area for the weekend and joining us for the CHS 2 hike to Yakima Skyline Ridge on 4/25!

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft
  • Pace: 2.5-3.5 mph

Plan to meet at the trailhead.  Will look at starting a little later morning as this hike is a significant drive from Seattle area.  

Leader will be staying in the area and leading hikes both Sat/Sun so if participants would like to do the same (availability permitting) or has questions feel free to email! 

Located between Quincy and George Wa.  This area is relatively flat, fun, filled with a variety of views, and miles of trails so please plan on having a great map!  The water in the area is NOT safe for drinking even if filtered so plan on carrying a little extra. 


Ancient Lake

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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