CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Cascade Pass & Sahale Arm

The Cascade Pass hike is among the most exhilarating hikes in the North Cascades. The steep climb rewards strong hikers with unique views of a hanging glacier, and spectacular mountain vistas. This year is particularly special, since snowfields have cleared early all the way to the terminal moraine of Sahale Glacier. We can attempt to reach the very top and enjoy mountain views extending well beyond the peaks of Cascade Pass.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft

Our goal is to make it all the way up to the campground near the terminal moraine of Sahale Glacier, and perhaps scramble on the talus fields going a little beyond it. This is an especially scenic hike, with enjoyable views along the entire hike. Let us take some time to enjoy the rewards of the 4000 foot climb we will be doing. 

The plan is to hike at CHS2 pace of 2 - 2.5  miles per hour while we're moving. We will take a 5 minute break every hour, and longer breaks at Cascade Pass and the Moraine.


Cascade Pass & Sahale Arm

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

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