Duckabush River


Backpack - Duckabush River

We will hike along Duckabush river to 5 mile camp and stay there for the night. Then, we will have a yummy breakfast, and hike out the next day. Nothing to wild :) Please note: I will have a trip leader mentor. I'm new to being a trip leader, but I've had plenty of backpacking experience, so I think this will be fun! I hope you can join me :)

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,840 ft
  • Pace: 2mph

We will meet at the trailhead with all our gear ready at 9:00am, meet and greet, then hike in.

Please note, NW Forest Pass required for each vehicle at trailhead parking.

Hi everyone,

I am new to being a trip leader - I will have a mentor on this trip. I am excited to be a leader and hope to do a lot of fun backpacking trips with folks. Please keep that in mind.

Since this trip isn't a long one, 10 miles in 2 days, I'm not going to be a big stickler about pace. I am hoping we will have a relaxing evening at 5 mile camp, and we can have a calm morning eating a yummy breakfast. I'm planning on bringing my birding scope, so if anyone likes to watch birds, we can do that together. I am a novice birder, but am enthusiastic.

From trip reports, there is a challenging part going up Big Hump: looks like it is 1000ft elevation gain over a mile and a half. I expect we'll want a break at the top to check out the views.

Since this is late June, we'll have plenty of daylight, but it may also be on the warmer side.

As I am a new leader, I would like you to ask for permission before registering. Please answer the following questions for leader permission:

* What's a cool backpack trip you wish someone would lead?

* What's your favorite baked good?

* What's a backpack trip you've done in the past year?


Duckabush River

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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, Ursack 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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