CHS 2 Hike - Sunrise to Mystic Lake

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Sunrise to Mystic Lake

CHS 2 GRADUATION HIKE. Starting from Sunrise, we'll follow the Wonderland Trail past a beautiful waterfall and views of the icy Winthrop Glacier before arriving at the peaceful basin of Mystic Lake and surrounding meadows. Led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph).

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  • Strenuous/Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 19.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,300 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph




Northern Loop (Mount Rainier)

  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269
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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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