Activity Information


Devils Dome-Jackita Ridge

08/16/13 (Fri) - 08/19/13 (Mon)

Foothills Backpacking

Tim Nair

9:00 AM

Ross Lake Boat Launch

Explore the western edge of the Pasayten Wilderness, east of Ross Lake in the North Cascades. Intimate views of Crater Peak and Jack Mountain are framed with alpine meadows covered in wildflowers are the reward on this 25 mile, partial loop trip. Logistics include a water taxi to Devils Junction on the east shore of Ross Lake, ascend Devils Dome, traverse Jackita Ridge, then descend past Crater Peak to Canyon Creek Trailhead on US-20. The strenuous journey pays off with the incredible beauty of this remote region, which sees few visitors. We'll start our journey at the Devils Junction trailhead on the East bank of Ross Lake. A planned first nights camp can be in the basin just west of and below Devils Dome (approximately 7 miles from Devils Junction TH). Second night can be approximately 10 - 12 miles along Jackita Ridge (wherever we find water). Last night can be near Devils Park.

Although open to all club members over age 18, this trip is also part of the B3 backpacking Building Blocks series and eligible for B3 course graduation credit. In addition, this backpack will have a practical instructional/learning focus and offer experience in proper gear use and camp set-up techniques.

Pre-trip assistance with gear selection, food planning, and gear sharing will be included in leader emails prior to the trip.

The cost of the water taxi will depend of the number ... More

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Leader's Permission Required

Registration closed on Wed, Aug 14 at 9:00 PM

Trip Data
Very Strenuous

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