CHS 2 Pacing Hike - Squak Mountain: May Valley Access

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Pacing Hike - Squak Mountain: May Valley Access

Test your pace on this moderate hike from May Valley to Debbie’s View and beyond up to 6.0 miles. We will travel at pace between 2.0 to 2.5 mph. The hike leader will also demonstrate a CHS 1 pace during a portion of the hike.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 - 2.5 mph

We will meet at the Squak Mountain State Park trailhead parking lot, May Valley entrance, at 8:30AM.  The address is 13201 Squak Mt Rd SE.  You access Squak Mt Rd via SE May Valley Rd.  You can get driving directions utilizing Google Maps or other satellite mapping systems by noting the “May Valley Loop Trailhead” as your final destination.

Kari and I will demonstrate CHS 2 (2.0-2.5 mph) & CHS 1 (1.5-2.0 mph) pacing during our hike to Debbie’s View via the west side of the May Valley and Perimeter Loop trails.

Please remember to follow all of the required COVID protocols.  You must have the required face covering (mask, neck gaiter, bandana) and hand sanitizer in your possession to participate in this pacing hike.  The face covering must be able to cover the mouth and nose when we pass close to others.   Be prepared to step off the trail or turn outward when passing other hikers and maintain social distancing.   Carpooling is limited to household members.

Remember to bring your ten essentials.  I further recommend you wear gaiters and bring trekking poles in case they are needed in muddy sections of the trail.


Squak Mountain: May Valley Access

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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