CHS Tacoma May Hikes

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS Tacoma May Hikes - Heather Lake (Mountain Loop)

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.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft

Meeting location information will be sent to registered participants.

We will meet at the Puyallup/South Hill park N Ride, near Hwy 512 and 94th Street East, Puayllup, at 7:00 AM. Note that this is a "departure" time, so please arrive a bit early to car pool.  From Tacoma, take hwy 512 east towards Puyallup taking the 9th Ave/94th Street East exit, turning left at end of off ramp, and cross over Hwy 512. Turn left at 3rd stop light, entrance is about 50 yards on the left. Drive straight back to meet and park. I will be driving a dark-ish red Toyota Tundra (big truck), crew cab (four doors) with canopy. All drivers must have a Northwest Forest Pass to park at trailhead. this will be a longer drive so please ensure a full tank of gas.

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

Heather Lake (Mountain Loop)


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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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