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Backpack - Chiwawa River & Red Mountain

Overnight in the Glacier Peak Wilderness, with camp in a meadow basin and explorations higher up on Red Mountain.

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,800 ft
  • Pace: moderate

0830 at Trinity trailhead.

This trail ends in a gorgeous meadow with camps and mountain peaks all around. Plan is to camp in the Chiwawa river basin meadows and explore the trail that goes up Red Mountain. Folks have the option to remain in camp and chill instead of exploring Red Mountain. 

My goals for this trip are as follows:

1. Be safe.

2. Explore high up on Red Mountain.

3. Have fun.

4. Learning something.

My expectations for participants are as follows:

1. Follow Leave No Trace principles.

2. Be in good physical condition.

3.  Must be ok with jokes, puns, riddles and word games.


Chiwawa River, Red Mountain & Buck Creek Pass

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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