CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Seven Lakes Basin & High Divide

CHS 2 GRADUATION HIKE! Hike on the breathtaking High Divide with gorgeous views of the Seven Lakes Basin in Olympic National Park. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph).

  • Moderate/Strenuous, Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 19.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,100 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Exact departure time TBD.

If you join us, you'll want to stay near the trailhead the night before because we'll be getting a very early start, and it's a long drive from Seattle.  Julie and I have reserved a house in Port Angeles for the night before and the night after the hike, and we'll have room for  4 other hikers to share with us.  Exact cost will depend on number of people but expect it to run about $170-200 total per person for the weekend.  If you want a spot in the house, shoot us an email once you're registered and we'll fill the house roster in the order received.  NOTE:  I am out of town for work on the day registration opens so my responses will very likely be delayed by several hours, but I will get back to everyone as soon as I can.

We'll have a post-hike meal at a location also TBD, likely in Port Angeles.

Here's the trail description, we'll do it counter-clockwise as described in the WTA listing:


Seven Lakes Basin & High Divide

  • Green Trails Seven Lakes Basin/Mt Olympus Climb No. 133S

    Custom Correct Seven Lakes Basin - Hoh

    USGS Mount Carrie

    USGS Bogachiel Peak
  • 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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