North Fork Skokomish River


Backpack - North Fork Skokomish River

Three day backpack with camping at Flapjack Lakes. Leader permission is required for this activity.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft


Three day backpack with camping at Flapjack Lakes.  Flapjack Lakes lay side by side just below tree line at the base of the Sawtooth Range. Community bear wires are available at Flapjack Lakes.  There are vault toilets at Flapjack Lakes.

On day 1, we will hike from Staircase to Flapjack Lakes and setup camp.  On day 2, we will do a day hike to Gladys Divide and/or Black and White Lakes.  On day 3, we will break camp and hike back to Staircase.

I obtained a wilderness camping permit, and each participant will need to pay $16 for their share.  


North Fork Skokomish 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 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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