CHS Tacoma May Hikes - Carbon River Road & Old Mine Trail

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS Tacoma May Hikes - Carbon River Road & Old Mine 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.

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  • Moderate, Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,080 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.

UPDATE: Construction is underway to repair Fairfax Road which experienced several washouts in February, including one at the park entrance.  If repairs are not completed by the date of the hike, an alternate hike will be chosen.

We will hike along the old Carbon River Road for about a mile and turn off for a quick side trip up the slope to see an old mine adit.  From there we will continue on the road to a lovely view of the river valley looking upstream.   Last May this hike had some amazing spring wildflowers. 

Route/Place

Carbon River Road


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
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