CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Island Lake

We will hike up the old Mason Lake trail (following Mason Creek) and then on to Rainbow Lake and lunch/snack at Island Lake. Return trip will be down the Ira Spring Trail to our starting point. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,100 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,400 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0

Meet at 6:30 am at Tibbets P&R to carpool to the trailhead, depart at 6:45. We will carpool to Exit 45 off of I-90 and turn left and cross under the highway, then veer left onto FR-9030. About one mile from the exit, stay left at the fork onto Mason Lake Road, FR-9031. Park in the lot at the end of this road, 3.8 miles from the highway. There is a privy at the Ira Spring trailhead Northwest Forest Pass Required.

This is an out and back hike starting from the Ira Spring  Trailhead with an alternate trail down after passing Mason Lake.  Details to be provided closer to the hike date.

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Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails

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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