CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Benchmark Mountain via West Cady Ridge

This hike is led at a CHS 2 pace.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft

Details provided by your leader. We will meet at the Brickyard Park and Ride at 6:15am so we can be on the trail by 8:30am.  We can meet Snohomish County residents at the Sultan Park and Ride at 6:50am.  The trailhead is about 1.5 miles east of the Blanca Lake trailhead.

You will need to carry at least 2.0 liters of water since we will not have access to any streams during the hike for filtering water.  I would suggest you also bring an electrolyte.  Please remember your ten essentials.  The hike begins in the trees until we get on to West Cady Ridge where we should be drenched in sunshine with spectacular views looking north and south.  We will have lunch on the summit of Bench Mark Mountain.  Please have in your possession Green Trail Maps #143 (Monte Cristo) and #144 (Benchmark Mt).


Benchmark Mountain via West Cady Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials. Every trip, every time. No exceptions. 

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