Thunder Creek


Backpack - Thunder Creek

This is an ‘easy’ B3 backpack with low mileage and low elevation gain.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 650 ft

65th St Park and Ride

This is an ‘easy’ backpack with low mileage and low elevation gain.  However, it’s early season and I expect down trees, possible trail washouts and maybe even pockets of snow.  So, it may not be ‘easy’.  We’ll see what we see.  Bad forecast and I’ll try to find an alternate destination of similar profile.

Although this trip is open to any Mountaineer member over 18, it is part of the B3 Backpack program, and students will get credit for this trip. Non-B3 participants should have some prior backpacking experience.


Thunder Creek

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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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