CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Beetop-Roundtop Trail

EASTERN WASHINGTON WEEKEND. THIS HIKE IS THE BEETOP-ROUNDTOP TRAIL CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

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We will be meeting outside of our  Redemption Rock Lodge at 7:30am.  From there we will carpool to the trailhead.

This is supposed to be one of the most beautiful trails in Northern Idaho.  Please check out the websites:

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ipnf/recarea/?recid=6810 - where you can see the trail profile 

and 

http://forums.mtbr.com/idaho-montana-wyoming/sandpoint-bee-top-trail-120-hope-clark-fork-923964.html - where you can see some photos.

It is supposed to be pretty scarce on water, so be sure to bring plenty, and I realize that 19 miles seems like a lot, but we are going to be high - starting at 5,000 feet and heading up over 6,000 where we will follow along a ridgeline, seeing beautiful views and then descend a very steep exit trail (down 4,000 feet in about 5 miles).

Route/Place

Beetop-Roundtop Trail


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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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