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Backpack - Trout Lake & Windy Pass

From Creek to Pass, from low to high, from forest to lake to alpine.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 17.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,200 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

0530, location TBD.

We'll hike in to Trout lake and set up camp.  This will allow us to significantly lighten our packs for the climb up to Windy Pass.  We'll spend some time rambling up high before descending back to the lake and our camp. 

Fruit stop on our way back!

My goals for this trip:

1.  Be safe.

2. Have fun.

3. Learn something.

4. Explore Windy Pass and the ridges nearby.

My expectations for participants:

1. Be in reasonably good shape.

2. Have all necessary gear and know how to use it to be safe and comfortable.

3. Respect all participants.

4. Be a part of group decision-making. 

5. Follow Leave No Trace principles.

My leadership style:

1. Generally mellow, but I will speak up if you are doing something uncool or disrespectful.

2. I love puns, jokes, riddles and wordplay.

3. I'm a big proponent of the Leave No Trace principles.

4. I'm always looking for ways to help folks learn and grow their outdoor skills.


Trout Lake & Windy 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 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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