CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Indian Bar-Cowlitz Divide

RAINIER CAMPOUT WEEKEND - THIS IS A KEY EXCHANGE GO-GETTER HIKE! One group will start from the Box Canyon TH while the other starts at the Fryingpan Creek TH. **This signup is for those CHS hikers starting at Box Canyon and heading north to Indian Bar and then over Panhandle Gap (the route with the slightly spicier elevation gain).** CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph).

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,000 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Because this is a key exchange hike, carpooling together is required to the trailhead, so we'll carpool from La Wis Wis campground, departure time TBD but early enough to be through the gate before 7 am.

More information to come in the Hello Hiker email.

This hike will include an hour of silent hiking to better tune into our senses and surroundings.


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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