Backpack - Lake LaCrosse—O'Neil Pass

Epic week-long exploration of the central Olympics with times for wanderings and contemplation

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 50.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 10,000 ft


This is a 6 night shuttle trip, beginning at Staircase TH and ending at Dosewallips TH. Preliminary plan is to camp at or near: Two Bear, Marmot Lake (2 nights), Anderson Pass, Honeymoon or Diamond Meadows and Lake Constance.  These will be 'day hike'' wanderings at Marmot Lakes/Lake LaCrosse, Anderson Pass and Honeymoon Meadows.  Actually camps sites are adjustable based on group speed and preference.  Pace will be moderate, approximately 2 MPH, slower on uphill grades, ample time for rests, photographs and wildlife and wildflower viewing and/or berry picking.


Lake LaCrosse—O'Neil 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
  • Hiking poles for fords and/or any snow travel
  • We will need to consolidate and share equipment so as to reduce weight and have room for 7 days of food.
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