CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Whiskey Dick Mountain

CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 900 ft

Preston Park and Ride at 7:30am.  I will encourage people to carpool to the Preston Park and Ride.

Whiskey Dick Mountain is one of my favorite hikes for the early season.  It has delicious smelling sagebrush, flowering hedgehog cactus, big yellow, small purple and pink flowers.  It is vastly different from the lush green forests we are used to hiking here in western and even central Washington.  The views look toward the Columbia River and even Mt Rainier on a clear day. 


Whiskey Dick 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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