Vive Fitness Trail Report (Mt Thielsen 8-6-2015)

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  1. Vive Fitness Nike Dry Fit 
  2. Shorts 
  3. Sunglasses 
  4. Trail Shoes (Merrel)
  5. Light Zip-up Hoodie (Nike)
  6. Lululemon Cruiser Backpack


  1. Vive Fitness Nike Dry Fit
  2. Lululemon Fleece 
  3. Mid-shin yoga tights 
  4. Cross trainer shoes 

Notes: Good choice of clothing - We set out on the trail around 8am and we were very comfortable the whole way up.  We ended up removing our jackets around mile 2 of the hike.  As midmorning turned to late morning the sun shined down pretty hot - So for an early departure time a jacket or something of the like is definitely recommended, but you will most likely end up removing additional layers! 



  1. Back pack 
  2. 2.5 liters of water
  3. 20oz container of Gatorade 
  4. Trail snacks (
    1. 1 pack gummy bears
    2.  2 protein Bars
  5. Iphones (For Photos)
  6. Sun Screen (Sweat and high altitude make you more susceptible to sun burn)

Notes: Trail supplies were more than sufficient. 



  • About 4.8 hours transit time (238 Miles from Portland)
  • Stayed over night at Diamond Lake to get use to the elevation change and prepare for accent. 
  • Arrived at Mt. Thielsen (Direct Route) parking lot around 8am on a Thursday morning - Parking lot had 1 other car parked within it. 
  • The hike is about 5 miles to the top. 
  • Trail was dry and solid for the first 3.5 miles up.  
  • The last 1.5 miles the trails integrity gets worse - it becomes fairly sandy with footing occasionally not entirely stable. 
  • Trail did becomes quite narrow toward the top.  
  • The view from the near top is incredible.  at around 9,200 thousand ft the views are out standing! 

Notes: We strongly recommend this hike only to conditioned, seasoned hikers.  We would classify this hike as an expert level hike or very challenging!