CHS Tacoma July Hikes

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS Tacoma July Hikes - Alaska Lake

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.

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  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 11.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 - 2 mph

This hike will start at the Gold Creek Trailhead Parking Lot.    We will meet at 7am and be on the trail no later than 7:30am after introductions, gear adjustments and a discussion on the skills focus for July.  

Skills focus for July are Illumination, Insulation (Hypothermia), Fire, and Repair Kit & Tools.

Directions to the trail head:
Drive Interstate 90 east to Exit 54, 2 miles east of the Snoqualmie Pass summit. Exit I-90, turn north, crossing under the freeway. A few hundred feet north of the highway interchange, turn right onto a narrow paved road (FR 4832) and drive east parallel to the freeway for 1 mile. Turn left on Gold Creek Road (142). Watch out for a few potholes on the unimproved forest road. Turn left in 0.3 mile onto the paved road and into the Gold Creek Pond parking lot.

Northwest Forest Pass required

More details will be emailed out on the Friday before the hike.

Alaska Lake is one of the lakes on the Olympia Branch Alpine Lakes list. 

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

Gold Creek Basin



  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    USGS Chikamin Peak

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
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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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