Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

Trip

Backpack - Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

Spend the night in the desert and test out your gear.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,250 ft

9-10 am at the trailhead

**PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR EMAIL AS THAT IS HOW I PREFER TO COMMUNICATE**

There is no water here, so you'll need to bring 3-5 liters, depending on if you like warm food, coffee, etc..

The pace will be slow to moderate. I like to break camp around 9am.

Not sure if flowers will be out yet but the landscape is beautiful. This is a pretty laid-back hike in "Eastern Washington" we get there and set up camp.  The camp area is not entirely level but you can find flat enough ground.

It would be nice to have some people that are willing to play card games once in camp, I'd like to have a social event.

All participants must be prepared for a VERY cold night, and morning, and rain.

Route/Place

Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)


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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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