CHS 2 Hike - Phelps Creek to Spider Gap

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Phelps Creek to Spider Gap

A North Cascades classic! Starting from the Phelps Creek TH, we'll hike to picturesque Spider Meadows and Phelps Basin where we'll ascend the former Spider Glacier (now a permanent snowfield) to a stunning and rocky viewpoint at Spider Gap overlooking Lyman Lakes. CHS 2 hike led at a pace of 2.0-3.0 mph.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

This hike is 3 hours+ from seattle.  Leader will be staying in Leavenworth.  Likely start around 8am 



Spider Meadows, Spider Gap, Lyman Lakes & Buck Creek Pass

  • Green Trails North Cascades Lake Chelan No. 114SX

    Green Trails Holden No. 113

    Trails Illustrated Glacier Peak Wilderness
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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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