Cathedral Rock-Deception Pass-Tuck & Robin Lakes


Backpack - Marmot & Jade Lakes

Three day, two night backpack in the beautiful Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Experience some of the most beautiful lakes outside the Enchantments: Tuck, Robin, Marmot, Jade... (Rescheduled from Aug 24th-26th)

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 27.06 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,180 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,300 ft
  • Pace: 1.5

Meet at the trailhead at the end of Forest Road 4330 at 10 am on Sept 28th. Carpooling is encouraged and will be facilitated ahead of the trip.

Trips 36 and 37 in Backpacking Washington (Romano, Mountaineers Books).

Leader Permission Required

This trip has a significant amount of distance and gain. The trail to Tuck and Robin lakes is steep and rocky. You must demonstrate through your recent experience that you are fit enough to handle the distance, gain, and pack weight this trip will require. 


Day 1: Hike up to Tuck & Robin lakes. Camp at Tuck or Robin. (6 mi, 3,400 ft gain)

Day 2: Hike up to Marmot, Jade and Clarice lakes. Camp at Marmot or Jade. (7.4 mi, 3,000 ft gain) Possible side trip scramble to Dip Top Gap.

Day 3: Hike out. (9.5 mi, 1,600 ft gain).

JadeProfile.png Note that based on group desire and camp availability we could camp at Tuck and/or Marmot Lake to reduce the distance and gain we would need to carry full packs.


Cathedral Rock-Deception Pass-Tuck & Robin Lakes

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
  • Ursack or bear canister
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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