Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)


Backpack - Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

An overnight B3 backpack in the Black Canyon region of Eastern Washington.

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

To be determined based on participants, but most likely will be along the I-90 corridor as overnight parking at Park & Rides is not allowed.

This is a overnight backpack to the Black Canyon region of Eastern Washington.  Water availability most likely will be a an issue which will require participants to carry  three to five liters of water depending on how much cooking you want or need to do.  I will coordinate the meeting place once participants have been identified.  This is a B3 sponsored course so the emphasis will be on learning and the pace will accommodate the entire group.

Although this trip is open to any Mountaineer member over 18, it is part of the B3 Backpack program, and students will get credit for this trip. Non-B3 participants should have some prior backpacking experience.


Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

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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