Intro to Trail Running: Backcountry Field Trip

Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Backcountry

Intro to Trail Running: Backcountry Field Trip - Annette Lake

A field trip to a backcountry location to reinforce what you have learned and evaluate your learning.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.88 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,877 ft

Meet at 6:45pm at the main parking area, ready to go by 7:00pm.
 Link to parking here:

A Northwest Forest Pass or national parks pass is required to park here. 

There is an outhouse at this trailhead.

Directions from the WTA:
From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 47 (Asahel Curtis/Denny Creek). Turn right from the off-ramp and continue 0.25 mile, then turn left on Forest Road 5590. You'll find the parking area to your right in 0.3 mile. Toilets are located on the north side of the parking area.

A field trip to a backcountry location, e.g., a trail off the I-90 corridor, Hwy 2, Hwy 410 or the Pacific Crest Trail, to reinforce what you have learned and evaluate your learning.

This is one of the course field trips rated as moderate to challenging.

Topic: Power Hiking and Trekking Poles.
               Down Hill Running and Headlamps.


Annette Lake

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    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass

    USGS Lost Lake
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please wear layers of breathable, technical clothing suitable for outdoor aerobic activities for this course's outdoor activities.

  • Waterproof jacket, hat, buff, gloves, sunglasses; running-specific gaiters recommended
  • Trail running shoes
  • A runners vest or small day pack suitable for trail running
  • Bring snacks and water
  • Trail running-adapted ten essentials
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