CHS Tacoma August Hikes

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS Tacoma August Hikes - Palisades Lakes & Brown Peak

Oh this is a magical place. Like a fairytale kind of place. My favorite hike at MRNP. Seven lakes, seas of wildflowers, possibly huckleberries and wild animals are some of the special things you can expect to see. We will take time to appreciate the beauty of this place. Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers, based on availability, 7-10 days prior to date of the hike.

Info
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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet at the trailhead 7:15 and be ready to hike at 7:30. More info will be send out 48 hours prior to trip. 

We will have a "trail briefing” prior to the hike. After a quick de-brief, we will then depart.

Pace will be 1.5-2.0 mph. We will keep a steady, moderate pace and take plenty of breaks for pictures and to admire this magic place. If you are a fast hiker and don't like frequent stops, you may consider skipping this one. 

Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students.  Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers, based on availability, 7-10 days prior to date of the hike.

Route/Place

Palisades Lakes



  • Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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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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