Backpack - Seven Lakes Basin & High Divide


Backpack - Seven Lakes Basin & High Divide

This will be a strenuous 3 day backpacking trip through the Olympic National Park, Seven Lakes Basin area. We cover approximately 19 miles and gain 4000 feet over the course of these three days. Enjoy passing through a diverse set of ecosystems including; old growth forests, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and alpine meadows.

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  • Fri, Sep 11, 2015 — Sun, Sep 13, 2015
  • Foothills Backpacking Committee
  • Backpacking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 19.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft

Meeting time to be determined.  We'll gather on September 11, 2015 at the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles - google map location,-123.425568,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x548fb174d30bc973:0x610d912c18f47f24

Although open to all qualified club members over age 18, this trip is offered as part of the B3 backpacking Building Blocks series and is eligible for B3 course credit. In addition, this backpack will have a practical instructional/learning focus and will offer experience in proper gear use and camp set-up techniques.

We will begin by meeting at the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles at 11 AM. Here we will pick up our trip permits and any needed bear canisters.

From here we will drive to the Sol Duc trailhead to begin our journey. The first day will be short, traveling only 4 miles to our first campsite at Dear Lake. Along the way we may make a stop at Sol Duc Falls to enjoy the view. Day 2 will find us traveling 7.5 miles along the southern edge of the basin to our destination at Sol Duc Park (be prepared for some elevation change this day). The final day will entail completing the northern edge of the loop and returning to the trailhead after another 7.5 miles. From here we will make a quick stop back at the WIC to drop off our canisters and return home.

Be prepared for a late night getting home on Sunday. Also note overnight backpacking permits will run 10 dollars per person in addition to any other costs.


Seven Lakes Basin & High Divide

  • Green Trails Seven Lakes Basin/Mt Olympus Climb No. 133S

    Custom Correct Seven Lakes Basin - Hoh

    USGS Mount Carrie

    USGS Bogachiel Peak
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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

Recommended Map:    Green Trails Seven Lakes Basin-Mount Olympus Climbing 133S

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