CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Thorp Lake & Lookout

A loop hike to the Thorp Mountain Lookout and Lake via Little Joe Lake and No Name Ridge, then returning to the trailhead via Thorp Creek Trail. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,857 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-2.6 mph

The general plan is to meet at one of the I-90 park and rides, then carpool to the trailhead for an 8AM boots on the ground.  Details will be sent in the Hello Hiker email.

Weather permitting, we will have great views from the lookout.  We can also look forward to wildflowers.   Recent trip reports should tell us if bug spray, hat, or jacket would be good to have.  That info will be shared in the Hello Hiker email.


Thorp Lake & Lookout

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)
Trip Reports