CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Tumac Mountain & Twin Sisters Lakes

Mt Rainier Campout Weekend CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft

We will be leaving the campground at 7:30am.

This is a beautiful loop hike that I did last year in the opposite direction.  This year I am ending us by the lakes so that we can jump in and refresh ourselves before getting back to the cars and driving home.  There is an incredible view from the top of Tumac where you can see all around.  We even follow a part of the PCT, which is always fun, because people are getting near the end of their long journey and are often in rough shape - but enduring.  

Bring bug spray.


Tumac Mountain & Twin Sisters Lakes

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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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