• Contact trip leader for details and any possible changes. For overnight outings call as early as possible.
  • Prospective members are invited to participate in two hikes before joining

Trip Ratings:

Challenge:
A – Not strenuous –1-4 hrs, 0-2000ft (600m) elevation gain, day pack
B – Moderately strenuous — 2-6 hrs, 2000-4000ft (600-1000m) elevation gain, day or overnight pack
C – Strenuous — 4-10 hrs, 3000-6000ft (1000-2000m) elevation gain, day or overnight pack
D – Very strenuous and multiple day

Terrain:
1- Gentle slopes, mainly trails
2- Moderate slopes, travel off trail
3- Off track in mountainous terrain, may involve steep forest and/or roped glacier travel
4- Difficult mountainous terrain. Advanced backcountry and climbing experience needed.
5- Leader protection, hardware required
6- Direct aid climbing

Pace:
1- Leisurely pace with frequent rest breaks. Pace slows considerably on hills and significant recovery time needed after steep sections.  Several lunch/snack breaks on a full day hike.

2- Moderate pace with occasional short (5 minute max) rest breaks. Pace slows slightly on hills and short recovery needed after steep sections. One lunch/snack break on a full day hike.

3- Moderate to fast pace with occasional “breathers” (less than a minute) for recovery. Fairly consistent pace over all terrain. Little to no recovery needed after steep sections. One short lunch/snack break on a full day hike.

4- Consistently fast pace with little need for a break. Pace stays consistent regardless of terrain and recovery not needed after steep sections.  May stop for a quick snack but prefer not to dally long.