CHS 2 Hike - Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

CHS2 hike led at 2.0 mph. The trail goes through a canyon of black basalt slopes up to a view point and then loops around Umtanum Ridge and back down the canyon.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,260 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

6:30am, Tibbetts Lot Park and Ride, Issaquah

This is a good hike for wildflowers and birds in the spring. There is a nice view from  Umtanum Ridge where we will have lunch (not provided). In eastern Washington we increase the odds for a sunny day. It may be hot.


Black Canyon (Umtanum 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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