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Backpack - Deer Park to Cameron Pass

Olympics wilderness adventure!

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 30.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,000 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

Deer Park trailhead at 10:30am

Splendor! Grandeur! Wilderness!

Summer Olympics backpacking event:

Day 1:  Meet at Deer Park TH (5200') and jog down 3,000' to Three Forks.  We'll then hike 7 mellow miles up Cameron Creek and set up camp along Cameron Creek at 4,200'.  On day 2 we will hike up to Cameron Pass at 6500' and explore the upper Cameron Creek basin and ridges nearby.  Day 3 we will hike out to Deer Park.  Note that there is a steep climb of 3,000' over 4 miles to get back to Deer Park, payback for the easy jog down to the river...

Leader will likely go over to PA the day before to get our permit and bear cans (if necessary).  As an NPS permit is required, the backup option will be going up the Gray Wolf river to Gray Wolf Pass, which also starts and ends at Deer Park.

Route/Place

Gray Wolf, Dose Meadows Cameron Creek & Grand Pass


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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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