Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

Trip

Backpack - Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

** Social Hike at a slow/moderate pace!** Originally scheduled for the Backpacking Building Blocks course but now open to all!

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,250 ft
  • Pace: 1-1.5mph

Meet at 9AM at the trailhead - google map location https://goo.gl/maps/gA1373kYhj12.  Leader will contact participants in advance to discuss carpools.

** LEADERS PERMISSION REQUIRED ONLY SO LEADER CAN BE SURE TO TALK TO ALL WHO SIGN UP **

 ** NOTE: There is no water at camp so you'll have to carry it, also, it tends to be really windy on the ridge where we set up tents **

 We will hike at a slow to moderate pace, taking frequent breaks - photography is encouraged.  To keep the group together we may opt to have the slowest hiker lead. We will stop for an extended lunch (~20 minutes) or when we get to camp. We will break camp and head back to our cars Sunday morning around 9am. 

 ** NOTE ** This trip is *NOT* recommended if:

  • you prefer to read in your tent the rest of the day once you get in camp (this trip is meant for those that like to be social)
  • you like to keep to yourself on a hike and would prefer not to talk to others
  • you are awake earlier than 5am and get bored waiting for other folks to wake up
  • you don't like, or have problems with, hiking at a slower pace
Route/Place

Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials, plus overnight gear as specified by the trip leader

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