CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Benchmark Mountain via West Cady Ridge

CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph). We'll be extending the hike via the Pass Creek Trail and over the North Fork of the Skykomish, bringing the hike to about 18 miles.

  • Very Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 18.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,800 ft
  • Pace: 2.5

It's a long drive to the trailhead-- we'll meet at 6:15am at the Monroe Park & Ride, and we can carpool to the trailhead.

This will be an amazing hike to one of the best views of Glacier peak. We'll be returning through an all-you-can eat berry buffet and amazing open meadows.


Benchmark Mountain via West Cady Ridge

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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