CHS 2 Pacing Hike - Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Pacing Hike - Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)

This will be a quick hike up to what's known as the Owl Lookout on the Mt Washington Trail. We will hike predominantly at a CHS 2 pace but will also slow down and experience a CHS 1 pace for a short time. CHS 2 pacing hike (2.0-3.0 mph)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Let's meet at 8:30AM at Tibbets Park and Ride Lot off of Newport Way NW in Issaquah.  The address is 1675 Newport Way NW. The lot is located South of and directly across from the Issaquah Transit Center.  (Not to be confused with the Tibbbets Valley Park parking lot).  Directions: off of I-90 in either direction take exit 15/then head South on 17th Ave NW/once you drive past the transit center take a left at the light onto Newport Way NW/then take next right (immediately after the skateboard park on your right) into the P&R lot. Look for me with the hatch open on my dark gray Subaru Outback. 

It's staying cold out there and our snow melt is going slow this year. There's still quite a bit of snow in the lower elevations which may necessitate a change in our hike destination.  I'll be sure to give you all an early heads up about this. (I will do what I can to avoid snow on this hike but if you have micro-spikes please bring 'em). Whatever the change we will still meet at same time at the same place at Tibbets Lot in Issaquah! 


Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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