Intro to Fastpacking Shakeout Field Trip

Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Fastpacking

Intro to Fastpacking Shakeout Field Trip - Palouse to Cascades Trail

Test packing your gear and essentials for an evening out and back trip to a camp.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 350 ft
  • Pace: 13-15 min/mi

Place: Cedar Falls Trailhead.
Time: 6:30pm ready to go.
Link to parking:

Discover Pass required to park at trailhead.

There are vault toilets at this trailhead.

Out and back along the Palouse to Cascades Trail. Route will be from Cedar Falls trailhead to Ragnar and back. Expect a side trip to shake our packs up a little bit to check feel and comfort. Exact route will be included in pre-trip email.

Now that you have your gear, we are going to simulate an overnight experience. Come with your gear, essentials, food and water packed. We will run a short distance to a location in the evening, set up camp, cook and eat dinner and then break it down and run back out. Bring a headlamp to pack up and run back to the trailhead in case it's dark. The objective is to determine if you have everything you need but are not overpacked, the pack fits well, and if you need to make any changes before our overnight and longer distance field trip.


Palouse to Cascades Trail

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  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please see the sample gear list distributed at the classroom session for this course.

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