CHS Tacoma August Hikes

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS Tacoma August Hikes - Talapus Lake to Mason Lake and Ira Spring Trail

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. We will do a one way traverse with a relatively short car shuttle. There will be opportunity for swimming if the weather is conducive. If we include side trips to both Olallie and Island Lakes, the mileage will be about 11.4 miles for the day.

Info
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 activity.
  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

Meeting location information will be sent to registered participants.

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.

DUE TO THE MANDATORY CAR SHUTTLE, PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BE FULLY  VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19.

Route/Place

Talapus Lake Trail


Roster
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

Swimsuit and towel if you want to swim

Water shoes may be helpful around the lakes.

Trip Reports