CHS - Just for Fun - Big Four Ice Caves

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS - Just for Fun - Big Four Ice Caves

Full moon hike to Big Four Ice Caves led at a CHS1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph).

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,900 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Full moon hike at night. We'll hike to the caves in the dead of night, and enjoy the night sky, and the solitude, with the moonlit mountain, snow, waterfalls, and the big four ice caves. After the hike, we will drink moonshine together (which will be provided).

Moon-rise is at 9:40 PM. We'll leave Seattle around 9 PM, and organize into a single carpool/caravan, leaving, traveling, and returning together for everyone's safety.

Cloudy skies will cancel the hike - and if that happens, we'll try again during July's full moon.


Big Four Ice Caves

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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