CHS 2 Hike - Gladys Divide

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Gladys Divide

CHS 2 GRADUATION HIKE. Hike the North Fork Skokomish River trail to a junction where we'll climb steadily up crossing Madeline and Donahue Creeks to two alpine lakes nestled side by side under the watchful gaze of imposing Mt. Cruiser before heading on to Gladys Divide. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 18.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Staircase Ranger Station at 7:30am.

This is an out-and-back starting at the North Fork Skokomish trailhead at Staircase. There are some downed trees and parts of the trail that are a little more technical. The last part up to Gladys Divide is a primitive trail with some rock hopping at the end.


North Fork Skokomish River

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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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