CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Granite Creek Trail

CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft

Meet at the Issaquah Transit Center (1050 17th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA) at 7:00 AM.                                                                  

Discovery Pass is required at the trailhead.                                                                          
 

This is a relatively new trail. The wind storms from last winter create a lot of blowdown over the trail. The latest report is: About 3.5 miles in, the trail was covered in dense blowdown—like, epic, total, apocalyptic, unmanageable blowdown. We will hike until the blowdown is turns us around.

Route/Place

Granite Creek Trail


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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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