Packwood Lake

Trip

Backpack - Packwood Lake

Overnight easy backpack to Packwood Lake.

Info
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  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft

Leader will contact the participants with this information.

  • A relatively easy hike through a forest valley to camp beside a cool lake. Packwood is the perfect place to practice the laid-back trail life.

Although open to all club members over age 18, this trip is also part of the B3 Backpacking Building Blocks series and eligible for B3 course credit. In addition, this backpack will have a practical instructional/learning focus and offer experience in proper gear use and camp set-up techniques.  Lightweight backpacking is encouraged. Generally, your backpack (with food and water) should weigh 35 pounds or less.

The leader will have a short trip planning meeting scheduled for May 26, Wednesday. All trip participants are expected to attend the planning meeting. Details about gear requirements and assistance with food planning and packing will be discussed at that meeting.  We will also discuss carpool details at that meeting.

The trip may be cancelled or the destination changed if weather turns poor.

Route/Place

Packwood Lake


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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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