Lower South Fork Skokomish River


Backpack - Lower South Fork Skokomish River

Trainer backpack for families new to backpacking. We will only go for two miles before setting up camp and sharing information. It is a beautiful camp by the river! Leader will do backpack checks beforehand to help you with gear.

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 575 ft
  • Pace: easy

Depart at 2:00 pm from Havlak house with packs packed and ready to go.  Return by early afternoon on Sunday. 


Pack checks by special arrangement.

You will be send a gear list and organize food  as a group.  There is gear available for borrowing.  We will also weigh all packs to ensure that weight limits are not exceeded.  Pack light!

Maps will be taken care of by leader.

We will share water pumps and stoves.

Bear precautions will be taken.

There may be a fee for shared food.


Lower South Fork Skokomish River

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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