Conditioning Hiking Series - Seattle - 2019

Day Hiking Course

Conditioning Hiking Series

Conditioning Hiking Series - Seattle - 2019

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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 course.

Please email info@mountaineers.org with registration questions.

You must be a member of The Mountaineers to register for the course. Registration is open during the month of February as follows:

  • Feb 1st 9:00AM-Feb 14th 5:00PM: registration open for first-time participants only
  • Feb 15th 9:00AM-Feb 28th 5:00PM: registration open to all (includes returning participants and prior course graduates)

Prior participants who register before Feb 15th at 9:00AM will be removed from the roster and required to re-register at the assigned time, no exceptions!

Online or telephone registration only.  The course fee is $145.00. Scholarships are available, please see the link above.

As with all club hikes, participants are expected to contribute toward carpooling costs if they are riding as a passenger. Our optional overnight trips have extra costs associated with them. We frequently stop for an inexpensive meal or snack following our hikes.

Overview: This course is for hiking enthusiasts who are interested in challenging themselves to go on day hikes of 16+ miles.  The Conditioning Hiking Series (CHS) kicks off in March, and is designed to prepare hikers who are currently experienced at the upper easy/moderate level for the challenges of strenuous, long-distance day hiking.  All hikes are limited to participants in the course.

Minimum Qualifications: This course is not for beginning hikers! You must be capable of a minimum sustained pace of 1.5 miles per hour (think 80 minutes up Rattlesnake Ledge Trail or 2 hrs 45 min up Mt Si trail). Participants are strongly encouraged to build physical fitness and spend time outside of the course keeping themselves in shape. You should be available and committed to go on eleven hikes over the course of the summer. You should also enjoy group hiking and socializing with your fellow participants.

What to Expect: The 2019 CHS course consists of a mandatory daytime class on Saturday, March 16 at the Seattle Mountaineers Program Center, a minimum of two CHS hikes per month building in mileage and elevation gain from April through August, and a graduation hike of 16+ miles in September. The class session on March 16 is designed to teach basic information that is needed to prep for longer hikes, and also to go over course guidelines and expectations.  Each participant in the course is also required to do one day of trail maintenance in order to graduate.  This is a popular course with a long waitlist, therefore, you must be willing and committed to completing all requirements in order to occupy a spot on the roster.

Prior to your first hike in April, you will choose your preference for moderate (CHS1) or fast (CHS2) paced hikes. If you are uncertain which level is best for you, pacing hikes will be offered on March 23/24 and our leaders will help you select a pacing group.

Course badges will be awarded to those who complete the March classroom session, ten CHS day hikes (two per month, April-August), one CHS graduation hike in September, and one day of trail maintenance.   

 

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
CHS 2 Hike (optional)
May Valley Loop (Squak Mountain)
Sat, Apr 17, 2021
Registration closes Apr 15
0 participants
Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)
Sat, Apr 17, 2021
Registration closes Apr 15
1 participant
Lower Lena Lake
Sun, Apr 18, 2021
Registration closes Apr 15
0 participants
0 instructors
Margaret's Way to Debbie's View
Sat, Apr 24, 2021
Registration closes Apr 22
2 participants
Ancient Lake
Sat, Apr 24, 2021
Registration closes Apr 22
0 participants
Poo Poo Point
Sat, Apr 24, 2021
Registration closes Apr 22
2 participants
Oyster Dome-Samish Overlook Loop
Sat, Apr 24, 2021
Registration closes Apr 22
1 participant
Granite Lakes via Granite Creek
Sun, Apr 25, 2021
Registration closes Apr 23
1 participant on waitlist
Yakima Skyline Ridge
Sun, Apr 25, 2021
Registration closes Apr 23
0 participants
Wallace Falls & Lake
Sat, May 1, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
7 participants
Grand Prospect
Sat, May 1, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
6 participants
Grand Prospect
Sun, May 2, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
5 participants
Fragrance & Lost Lakes Loop
Sun, May 2, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
6 participants
Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)
Sat, May 8, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
7 participants
Poo Poo Point via High School Trail
Fri, May 14, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
6 participants
Mount Si Main Trail
Sat, May 15, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
5 participants
Yakima Skyline Ridge
Sat, May 15, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
7 participants
Green Mountain: Wildcat Trail
Sun, May 16, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
7 participants
Ingalls Creek
Fri, May 21, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
6 participants
Talus Loop via Teneriffe Trailhead
Sat, May 22, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
7 participants
Chuckanut Ridge & Mountain
Sun, May 23, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
5 participants
Colchuck Lake
Wed, May 26, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
6 participants
Fourth of July Creek
Sat, May 29, 2021
Registration opens May 26
7 participants
North Fork Skokomish River to Big Log Camp
Sun, May 30, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
7 participants
Diablo Lake
Mon, May 31, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
5 participants
Melakwa Lake
Mon, May 31, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
7 participants
Mount Si Old Trail
Fri, Jun 11, 2021
Registration opens May 26
6 participants
Rainbow & Island Lakes
Sat, Jun 12, 2021
Registration opens May 26
7 participants
Trap Lake
Sun, Jun 13, 2021
Registration opens May 26
7 participants
Tunnel Creek to Surprise Creek
Sat, Jun 19, 2021
Registration opens May 26
7 participants
Cathedral Rock & Peggy's Pond
Sat, Jun 19, 2021
Registration opens May 26
7 participants
Duckabush River
Sun, Jun 20, 2021
Registration opens May 26
7 participants
Navaho Pass
Wed, Jun 23, 2021
Registration opens May 26
6 participants
West Fork Foss Lakes
Sat, Jun 26, 2021
Registration opens May 26
5 participants
Klahane Ridge
Sat, Jun 26, 2021
Registration opens May 26
7 participants
Tubal Cain Mine
Sun, Jun 27, 2021
Registration opens May 26
7 participants
Grand Valley
Sun, Jun 27, 2021
Registration opens May 26
7 participants
Glacier Basin (Monte Cristo)
Sun, Jul 4, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
7 participants
Mount Muller Divide Trail
Sat, Jul 10, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
6 participants
Indian Henry's Hunting Ground
Sat, Jul 17, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
7 participants
Cathedral Rock-Deception Pass Loop
Sat, Jul 17, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
7 participants
Coldwater Peak
Sat, Jul 17, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
7 participants
Indian Bar-Cowlitz Divide
Sat, Jul 24, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
7 participants
Indian Henry's Hunting Ground
Sat, Jul 24, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
7 participants
Walupt Lake-Pacific Crest Trail-Nannie Ridge Loop
Sat, Jul 24, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
7 participants
Indian Bar-Cowlitz Divide
Sun, Jul 25, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
6 participants
Summerland & Panhandle Gap
Sun, Jul 25, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
7 participants
Third Burroughs Mountain
Sat, Jul 31, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
7 participants
Ridge & Gravel Lakes
Sat, Aug 7, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
7 participants
Crystal Mountain Backcountry
Sat, Aug 14, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
5 participants
Surprise Mountain
Sat, Aug 14, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
7 participants
Snowgrass Flat & Goat Lake
Sun, Aug 15, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
7 participants
Rainy Pass to Snowy Lakes
Fri, Aug 20, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
6 participants
Cascade Pass & Sahale Arm
Sat, Aug 21, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
7 participants
Sourdough Mountain
Sat, Aug 21, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
7 participants
Marmot & Jade Lakes
Sat, Aug 21, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
7 participants
Phelps Creek to Spider Gap
Sat, Aug 28, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
7 participants
Royal Basin
Sat, Aug 28, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
7 participants
Enchantments Traverse
Sat, Sep 4, 2021
Registration opens Aug 25
7 participants
Sunrise to Mystic Lake
Sun, Sep 5, 2021
Registration opens Aug 25
7 participants
Grand Ridge (Olympics)
Sat, Sep 11, 2021
Registration closes Sep 9
6 participants
Seven Lakes Basin & High Divide
Sat, Sep 18, 2021
Registration opens Aug 25
7 participants
CHS 1 Hike (optional)
Paradise Valley Conservation Area
Sat, Apr 17, 2021
Registration closes Apr 15
4 participants on waitlist
Stan's Overlook
Sat, Apr 17, 2021
Registration closes Apr 15
2 participants
Bowman Bay
Sun, Apr 18, 2021
Registration closes Apr 16
3 participants on waitlist
Margaret's Way
Mon, Apr 19, 2021
Registration closes Apr 17
1 participant on waitlist
Dash Point State Park
Fri, Apr 23, 2021
Registration closes Apr 21
5 participants
Lime Kiln Trail
Sat, Apr 24, 2021
Registration closes Apr 23
2 participants
Fragrance Lake Loop
Sat, Apr 24, 2021
Registration closes Apr 22
3 participants
Little Si & Boulder Garden Loop
Mon, Apr 26, 2021
Registration closes Apr 24
2 participants
Dirty Harry's Balcony
Wed, Apr 28, 2021
Registration closes Apr 26
0 participants
Monte Cristo
Sat, May 1, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
6 participants
Snoquera Palisades
Sat, May 1, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
6 participants
Lime Kiln Trail
Sun, May 2, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
7 participants
Kamikaze (Teneriffe) Falls
Mon, May 3, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
6 participants
Margaret's Way to Debbie's View
Sat, May 8, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
6 participants
Coyote Wall
Sat, May 8, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
7 participants
Cape Horn
Sun, May 9, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
7 participants
Icicle Ridge
Sat, May 15, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
6 participants
Ingalls Creek
Sun, May 16, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
7 participants
Wallace Falls
Sun, May 16, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
6 participants
Mount Margaret
Mon, May 17, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
6 participants
Cougar Mountain: Red Town Trailhead
Fri, May 21, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
7 participants
Lizard & Lily Lakes Loop
Sat, May 22, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
6 participants
Talapus & Olallie Lakes
Sat, May 22, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
7 participants
Freund Canyon Loop
Sun, May 23, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
6 participants
Baker River & East Baker Lake
Sun, May 23, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
6 participants
Iron Bear
Thu, May 27, 2021
Registration opens Apr 21
6 participants
Wallace Falls Loop
Wed, Jun 2, 2021
Registration opens May 26
6 participants
Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)
Sat, Jun 5, 2021
Registration opens May 26
6 participants
Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail
Sun, Jun 6, 2021
Registration opens May 26
6 participants
Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)
Sun, Jun 6, 2021
Registration opens May 26
7 participants
Mason Lake
Mon, Jun 7, 2021
Registration opens May 26
6 participants
Easton Ridge
Wed, Jun 9, 2021
Registration opens May 26
6 participants
Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)
Sat, Jun 19, 2021
Registration opens May 26
6 participants
DeRoux Creek-Gallagher Head Lake
Sat, Jun 19, 2021
Registration opens May 26
6 participants
Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Registration opens May 26
6 participants
Navaho Pass
Fri, Jun 25, 2021
Registration opens May 26
6 participants
Deer Ridge
Sat, Jun 26, 2021
Registration opens May 26
7 participants
Granite Lakes via Granite Creek
Sat, Jun 26, 2021
Registration opens May 26
6 participants
Mount Sawyer & Tonga Ridge
Wed, Jun 30, 2021
Registration opens May 26
6 participants
Lost Lake
Sat, Jul 3, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
6 participants
Deception Creek
Wed, Jul 7, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
6 participants
Peggy's Pond
Fri, Jul 9, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
6 participants
Mount Defiance
Sun, Jul 11, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
6 participants
Granite Mountain
Fri, Jul 16, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
6 participants
Lake Valhalla & Mount McCausland
Thu, Jul 22, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
6 participants
Summerland & Panhandle Gap
Sat, Jul 24, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
6 participants
Eastside Trail (Mount Rainier)
Sun, Jul 25, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
7 participants
Naches Peak Loop
Wed, Jul 28, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
6 participants
Hidden Lake Lookout
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
6 participants
Josephine Lake
Sat, Jul 31, 2021
Registration opens Jun 23
7 participants
Mailbox Peak
Tue, Aug 3, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
6 participants
Scott Paul-Park Butte Loop
Wed, Aug 4, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
6 participants
Panhandle Gap
Fri, Aug 6, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
6 participants
Navaho Pass
Sat, Aug 7, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
6 participants
Shoe Lake
Sun, Aug 8, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
6 participants
Summerland & Panhandle Gap
Wed, Aug 11, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
6 participants
Cascade Pass & Sahale Arm
Sat, Aug 14, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
6 participants
Coldwater Peak
Sat, Aug 14, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
7 participants
Excelsior Peak
Sun, Aug 15, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
6 participants
Little Giant Pass
Wed, Aug 18, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
4 participants
Cascade Pass & Sahale Arm
Fri, Aug 20, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
6 participants
Sunrise Loop
Fri, Aug 27, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
6 participants
Maple Pass Loop
Sat, Sep 4, 2021
Registration opens Aug 25
6 participants
Surprise Lake & Mountain
Sun, Sep 5, 2021
Registration opens Aug 25
7 participants
Ptarmigan Ridge
Fri, Sep 10, 2021
Registration opens Aug 25
6 participants
Indian Bar-Cowlitz Divide
Sat, Sep 18, 2021
Registration opens Aug 25
6 participants
North Fork Skokomish River & Flapjack Lakes
Sat, Sep 25, 2021
Registration opens Aug 25
7 participants
CHS - Just for Fun (optional)
Maple Pass Loop
Sun, Aug 22, 2021
Registration opens Jul 21
7 participants
Alderbook Nature Trails
Sun, Oct 31, 2021
Registration opens Oct 18; Instructor registration open now
4 participants
7 instructors
Tiger Mountain Trail
Sun, Nov 28, 2021
Registration opens Nov 15; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
3 instructors

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