CHS 2 Hike - Shoe Lake

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Shoe Lake

CHS 2 GRADUATION HIKE! - Celebrate your graduation and the autumnal equinox with a hike on the Pacific Crest trail from White Pass to gorgeous Shoe Lake and Hidden Springs. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph).

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-2.6 mph

Meeting time and place details will be provided in the Hello Hiker email, but plan on an early start for the 2+ hour drive to the trailhead.

We will celebrate the autumnal equinox by hiking a scenic portion of the Pacific Crest Trail from White Pass south to Hidden Springs.  On our way back, we will stop and have our main lunch break on the shores of lovely Shoe Lake, with views of the Goat Rocks mountains.


Pacific Crest Trail: White Pass to Walupt Lake

  • Green Trails White Pass No. 303

    Green Trails Walupt Lake No. 335

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