CHS Tacoma May Hikes

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS Tacoma May Hikes - Dirty Harry's Balcony

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
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • Pace: easy but intentional

Meeting location information will be sent to registered participants.

The meeting time is a "Departure" time, so please arrive a bit early!

We will meet at the Puyallup/South Hill park N ride, located near Hwy 512 and 94th Street East (west end of South Hill Mall) at 7:00 AM. From Tacoma, take hwy 512 east towards Puyallup, take the 9th Ave./94th Street exit. at end of off ramp turn left and cross over Hwy 512, take left turn at 3rd stop light, entrance is about 50 yards on the left. Drive straight back and  park. I drive a dark-ish red Toyota Tundra (big truck) w/crew cab (four doors) and canopy. Any one else driving to trailhead must have a WA. state Discover Pass.

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.

 

A short hike with some elevation gain, ending with views of the Snoqualmie Pass. We'll take an 'easy' pace uphill, with occasional pauses (but not too many!) along the way.  I'll be bringing my camera, so bring yours as well!

Route/Place

Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony



  • Green Trails Bandera No. 206

    Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S

    Green Trails Middle Fork Snoqualmie No. 174S
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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
  11. Trekking poles.
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