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Climbing Training Hike Program

The Chemeketan Climbing Training Hike Program is designed to keep climbers in shape through a series of training hikes. Most hikes will take place during weekday evenings but some will be on the weekend. Since these hikes are geared towards climbers, they take place usually on very steep trails.

These hikes are also open to non-climbers who are interested in a good workout.

Logistics

Meeting Time: Typically, the Salem Motor Pool Park and Ride, 1100 Airport Rd SE. If meeting at the trailhead, plan accordingly. Be on time, as we leave promptly!

Hike: Since these are training hikes, many times there will not be a specific "end" to the hike, but rather a "turn around time." The leader will establish a turn around time to get hikers back to the vehicles before, or shortly after, dark.

Gear: Make sure you have your 10 essentials, plenty of water, rain gear, and a working headlamp. Trekking poles are HIGHLY recommended by many as the trails are very steep.

Pace: There will always be varying speeds of hikers. A sweep will be designated to bring up the rear on each hike. Many times hikes break up into multiple groups going at different speeds. Don’t be afraid to come if you feel you are “slow”.

Questions?

Feel free to contact Billy Bob for any general questions. If you have a specific question about a hike on the schedule, please contact the hike leader.

Training Hike Schedule

Click the "?" on the schedule below for additional details about the hike.
Date DayActivity/Rating Climb Leader
Jan 1Sun
Larch Mountain - New Years Training Hike!
?Billy Bob Davis
Jan 15Sun
Maxwell Butte Snopark Snowshoe & Potluck
?Billy Bob Davis
Jan 29Sun
Henline Mountain
?Billy Bob Davis
Feb 5Sun
Mirror Lake & Tom, Dick, and Harry Mountain
?Billy Bob Davis
Feb 12Sun
Sardine Mountain
?Billy Bob Davis
Feb 19Sun
Little North Santiam Trail #3338
?Billy Bob Davis
Mar 5Sun
Elk Mountain to Kings Mountain Traverse
?Billy Bob Davis
Mar 11 - Mar 12Sat-Sun
Spring Forward Snow Celebration!
?Billy Bob Davis
Mar 26Sun
Sardine Mountain
?Billy Bob Davis
Apr 12Wed
Henline Mountain
?Billy Bob Davis
Apr 19Wed
Dome Rock-Tumble Ridge
?Billy Bob Davis
Apr 26Wed
Nasty Rock
?Billy Bob Davis
May 3Wed
Sardine Mountain
?Billy Bob Davis

Revised 2 Apr 2017