Packwood Lake


Backpack - Packwood Lake

PRIORITY TO OLYMPIA BACKPACKING STUDENTS. Overnight backpack by a scenic lake near the Goat Rocks wilderness.

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  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.1 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,105 ft
  • Pace: moderate


Leader's permission is required. This backpack is intended for students in the 2020 Olympia Essentials of Backpacking course.  We will be using the skills that we learned in the lecture.   If we have time, we can hike up a bit on the Mosquito Lake trail.


Packwood Lake

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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