CHS 2 Hike - Mount Aix

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Mount Aix

A tough climb to an expansive ridgewalk and former fire lookout site. Come see the hike that started the Rainier campouts. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,200 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

We will meet at the trailhead at 8am, although we may group up at a P&R beforehand since there is no cell service at the TH and the end of the road is rough.

This hike has a traverse across loose rock with a steep drop on one side; folks who are nervous around exposure would probably not enjoy this.


Mount Aix

  • Green Trails Goat Rocks William O Douglas Wilderness No. 303S

    Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271

    USGS Bumping Lake
  • See full route/place details.
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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