Rainy Pass to Heather/Maple Pass


Backpack - Rainy Pass to Heather/Maple Pass

This trip is Sunday July 25th- Monday July 26th. We will be camping one night at either Lewis or Wing Lake and climbing the boot path to the ridge near Black Peak. This trip will be done as a continuation of the Sourdough Mountain backpack on 7/22-7/25.

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  • Moderate
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,600 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.5

Meet at Rainy Pass TH, West side of HWY-20. Early-afternoon Sunday, time TBD

Northwest Forest Pass or America the Beautiful Pass required at trailhead

Covid-19 -- All participants must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19

**Note:  This trip is a continuation of the Sourdough Mtn. BP.  It will begin on the afternoon of 7/25, Sunday after we get back from Ross Lake (Green Point). It is a one night trip.


Day 1-- Upon completion of the Sourdough Mountain backpack trip, we will drive to (or you will meet us at) the Rainy Pass TH and hike on trail and then off-trail to Wing Lake and set up camp, 4.5 miles, 2700' gain.

Day 2--Do 1.5 mile RT day hike to ridge above lake, 1100' gain. Pack-up and return to Heather Pass and complete the loop to the TH via Maple Pass, possible off-trail exploration on the ridge toward Frisco Mountain, 6.6 miles, 1800' gain. Carpool back to other car(s) at Diablo Lake TH from Sourdough Mountain trip.

This trip is Leader's Permission only trip. Preference will be give to those on the adjacent Sourdough Mountain trip, 7/22-7/25.  Participants need to have previous experience with moderate backpack trips and experience and comfort with off-trail travel.  Please list trips that demonstrate these skills. Participants need to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and be willing to provide proof.  This should be a great overnight version of the already fabulous day hike.  Rob


Rainy Pass to Heather/Maple Pass

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