LeBar Creek


Basic Canyon - LeBar Creek

Come join for a 4th of July weekend canyon extravaganza in the Olympics!

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  • Basic Canyon
  • Easy

We will be camping in the Olympic National Forest along the SF Skokomish River and running several canyons over Saturday and Sunday. We will be camping on the evenings of Friday 7/2 and Saturday 7/3. Come for one or both canyons, and one or both nights for camping. On Saturday evening, we will be having a 4th of July potluck at camp, so bring a main dish or side dish to contribute.

The plan is to camp at Brown Creek campground near LeBar Creek if we can nab a couple of campsites before the weekend (the campground is first come first serve). Jake and Becca will be  there late Thursday or early Friday to try and get the campsites. If we are unable to get a site in a designated campground, we will find dispersed camping elsewhere nearby and come back out to phone service to update the event info. Participants will be asked to contribute to the campsite fees and additional car fees after the trip, likely no more than $10/person. Brown Creek campground info:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/olympic/recarea/?recid=47795

When/Where To Meet:

We will be tentatively meeting at Brown Creek Campground for all days. Depending on when you plan to arrive, here are the anticipated times:

Friday or Saturday evenings: 6pm or later

Saturday/Sunday mornings: 8:30am (plan to be packed and ready to leave the campground by 9am each morning)

We anticipate there being enough participants  to split up into two groups both on Saturday and Sunday. One group will run Lebar Creek, and the other will run Rock Creek, which are very close to one another. 


LeBar Creek

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Whistle
  • Variable friction descender
  • Lanyards
  • Wetsuit or Dry Suit
  • Pack suitable for keeping things dry
  • Canyon shoes
  • Snacks/Lunch
  • Drybag or Canyon Keg
  • Water filter or water bottle
  • Headlamp

If you need any loaner canyoning gear from the Mountaineers inventory,  please contact Jake or Becca before Wednesday 6/30 and we will see what is available to bring for you.

Camping Gear: We will be tent camping. Bring all necessary camping equipment for yourselves (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, bug spray, etc.) We will have potable water if camping in a campground, but is not guaranteed. The campground has vault toilets, but be prepared to go au naturale in the woods if we end up camping in a dispersed site.


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