CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Colchuck Lake

CHS hike led at a brisk CHS 2 pace (2.5 mph).

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Meet at the trailhead at 9 am. NW Forest Pass required for parking.

Bring your 10 essentials including snacks and lunch! We will enjoy our lunch at Colchuck Lake -- one of the finest lake views in the Cascades. We plan to be at Colchuck Lake for about 20 minutes.

If Colchuck Lake is not accessible due to snow, our alternate destination is Ingall's Creek.

Leader will provide additional details to registered participants by email.


Colchuck Lake

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    USGS Enchantment Lakes

    Green Trails The Enchantments No. 209S
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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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