CHS 2 Hike - Third Burroughs Mountain

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Third Burroughs Mountain

Mt. Rainier Campout Weekend. We'll hike to Third Burroughs mountain and visit the Fremont lookout on the way! CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

We will be meeting at the campground at 7:30am sharp.

On this hike we will be starting by heading up from the Sunrise parking lot to the Fremont lookout.  Having done Grand Park several times, I am very much looking forward to seeing this up close and the view of Grand Park from the top.  From here we will head up the Third Burroughs.  This is supposed to be one of the most dramatic and close-up views of Mt. Rainier.  The first Burroughs has a nice view, hopefully with some goats.  The second Burroughs is where most people turn around as the trail forward is not officially maintained.  There is a wonderful view, but for the final and most dramatic, we will be heading to the third Burroughs. 


Burroughs Mountain

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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