Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - North Fork Skokomish River

Hike out and back on the North Fork Skokomish Trail for an overnight at Flapjack Lakes. B3 students will learn backpacking skills on a two day, one night challenging trip.

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,050 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,850 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2 mph

Meet at the Staircase overflow parking lot.  We will start hiking at 8:30 am.

Exploring the east side of the Olympics beginning at Staircase, and ascending up the North Fork Skokomish trail to Flapjack Lakes, situated at the top of the forest zone.  There will be an optional side trip to Gladys Divide.  Note the trail to Flapjack is a challenging trip due to the elevation gain, and Flapjack trail conditions.  See the trip description here

Early priority registration will be given to students in Sarah/Caroline/Christina's mentor group from June 26 through July 2 at 8pm.  Then any qualified B3 student can email Caroline (the mentored leader) at for leader permission to sign up; provide the spring/summer season backpack trips/leaders you've completed to date.  Permission requests are not accepted before July 2.


North Fork Skokomish River

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials, plus overnight gear as specified by the trip leader

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