Navigation Activity #4 of 4 - Field Trip - Heybrook Lookout & Ridge

Field trip: Wilderness Navigation Course

Navigation Activity #4 of 4 - Field Trip - Heybrook Lookout & Ridge

Wilderness Navigation Field Trip - Students and instructors

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft

Muncer property near MP 38 on US 2, 6:45 a.m. Details distributed at the Workshop.

Before you can sign up for this Field Trip as a student, you need to first sign up and pay for the Basic Navigation Course. Instructors do not need to pay.

Field Trip Details:
This is a full day event which takes place on a Saturday or Sunday in the mountains on Heybrook Ridge near the town of Index, WA. Carpooling is strongly encouraged because we'll be parking on private land with very limited space, so please specify your carpool preferences when signing up (or edit them later). Then click the link in your Profile to view other students' carpool preferences so that you can organize your own carpooling arrangements.
1) You'll need to be in reasonable physical condition since you'll be gaining about 1800 ft of elevation (roughly half the elevation for Mount Si), and hiking 6.4 miles with 1.25 miles being off trail.
2) Come prepared as you would for a scramble or snowshoe trip, but please leave your ice ax at home. This includes over-the-ankle high-top boots, a waterproof outer layer, warm clothes, the 10 essentials, lunch, etc. You'll find out more things to bring when you attend the Workshop.
3) Bring your Field Trip packet which you received at the Workshop. Make sure to read the FIRST and LAST pages, and maybe skim through the rest of it.
4) Bring your compass. Unfortunately you can't share a compass with someone during the Field Trip.
5) Bring both of the maps you used in the Workshop. Unfortunately you can't share maps with someone during the Field Trip. Maybe fold your maps to the area where we'll be, and put each map into its own gallon ziplock bag.
6) Bring a sharp pencil (mechanical pencils work great).



Heybrook Lookout & Ridge

  • USGS Baring

    USGS Index

    Green Trails Index No. 142

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

10 essentials, rain gear, boots, etc. Index and Baring Quad USGS maps.

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