CHS 2 Hike - Around Mother Mountain

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Around Mother Mountain

A scenic loop in the northwest corner of Mount Rainier National Park starting at Mowich Lake and including Tolmie Peak & Spray Falls! CHS 2 graduation hike led at a pace of 2.0-3.0 mph.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 21.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,000 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

We will meet at 5 AM at Evans Creek Campground (free camping, $5 day fee to leave a car). Start hiking at 5:45 AM. 

Approximately miles 12-18 are uphill. 


Around Mother Mountain

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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