Bean Creek Basin


Backpack - Bean Creek Basin & Navaho Pass

ALUMNI BACKPACK: Join us to explore the gorgeous (and sunny!) Teanaway area! This will be a two-night, point-to-point route, camping at Bean Basin and the meadow just below Navaho Pass. There will be options to go up Earl Peak and Navaho Peak. Gorgeous views and challenging trails await! Please note: spots on this trip are reserved for B3 or Tacoma Intro to Backpacking grads for the first 3 weeks after registration opens. Leader Permission required.

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,200 ft
  • Pace: 2-2.5

This will be a point-to-point trip, so we will meet up initially at our end point, at the Stafford Creek TH, where we will leave two cars. We'll then drive back to our starting point, at Beverly Turnpike TH. I will update with specific times and carpool options closer to our date.

Expect expansive views, sunshine and challenging trails in this Teanaway trip! We'll set up camp at Bean Creek on the first night, and set off on Day 2 for Navaho Pass, where we'll be camping in the meadow below the pass on Night 2. Optional trip up to Earl Peak on the first day. On Day 3 we'll head up to Navaho Peak, and then back down to our cars at Stafford Creek TH. Trails are well established but steep in parts, and expect loose rock and scree on the boot path up to Earl Peak. I'll update more details and logistics as the date approaches. When requesting permission to participate, please give full details on fitness level, and previous trips you've finished that have a similar level of challenge.


Bean Creek Basin

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  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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