DeRoux Creek


Backpack - DeRoux Creek

Easy to moderate overnight trip in a quiet part of the Teanaway. Spring flowers, reddish rocks and a rushing river to lull you to sleep.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph on average, slower on steep stuff

0830 at the DeRoux trailhead on the North Fork Teanaway river road. Directions will be provided.

This mellow trip starts on the DeRoux creek trail, then will follow the trail up to the ridge that connects Koppen and DeRoux peaks. We will then drop down to the Middle Fork Teanaway and continue into the upper basin at the head of the Middle Fork Teanaway river, where we will camp.  Possible side explorations include downriver on the Middle Fork Teanaway trail, Koppen mountain (if snow is melted enough) and the ridgeline at the head of the basin.  Return route will be the same.

This trip requires permission by the leader. If you do not have a backpacking course badge (or other equivalent) please let me know about your backpacking experience when contacting me for permission.  

My goals for this trip are as follows:

1. Be safe.

2. Have fun.

3. Explore the upper basin of the Middle Fork Teanaway, including the ridgeline at the head and possibly Koppen Mountain if not too snowy. Trails go to both Koppen and the ridge.

My expectations for trip participants are:

1. Practice Leave No Trace principles.

2. Have the physical conditioning necessary for this trip. This is a pretty mellow trip overall, with most of the miles on Saturday. There are some short sections of steep uphill but nothing extreme or long.

3. Be respectful of all participants.

4. Be fine without a campfire. Most of my trips do not involve campfires.

5.  Know your gear and have it dialed in for the trip. 


DeRoux Creek

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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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