CHS - Just for Fun

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS - Just for Fun - Tatoosh Peak

MT. RAINIER CAMPOUT WEEKEND!- [UPDATE: We are not traversing anymore but doing a out-and-back hike JUST FOR FUN. This will NOT count as a CHS2] (Traverse flower filled meadows and ridges with spectacular views of Mt. Rainier on your way to Tatoosh Lake and an old lookout site on the summit.

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph


Please note that the hike leaders have decided to change this hike to a "JUST FOR FUN" hike - we both have big hikes the day before so would like Sunday to be a more relaxed and casual trip to check out the Tatoosh ridge and possibly the peak.   We'd love to have you join us, even though this hike "won't count".  We are likely to still have the traverse option, depending on the number of participants and car arrangements - to be worked out close to the hike.


Tatoosh Ridge

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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