CHS 2 Hike - Indian Bar-Cowlitz Divide

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Indian Bar-Cowlitz Divide

Mt. Rainier Campout Weekend. Key exchange hike on the Wonderland Trail, WE CAN TAKE UP TO 24 PARTICIPANTS on this one (12 in each direction) so don't worry if you are waitlisted!

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,700 ft
  • Pace: 2-3mph

We will leave from Elk Ridge Campground on Sat morning, departure time TBD.

One group starts heads north from Box Canyon through Indian Bar-Ohanepecosh Park-Panhandle Gap-Summerland and ends at Frying Pan (4,700' gain), the other group heads south from Frying Pan through Summerland-Panhandle Gap-Ohanepecosh Park-Indian Bar and ends at Box Canyon (3,800' gain).



Indian Bar-Cowlitz Divide

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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