Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Pacific Crest Trail: Harts Pass to Rainy Pass

This trip will synthesize B3 students' skills they've learned this season. This four day experience is in the North Cascades high country along the Pacific Crest Trail with experienced mentors. We'll coordinate with another B3 group for a key/car pass. Sarah and Jessica's mentor group has priority signup starting Sunday, June 2 at 8pm. Starting Sunday, June 9, other qualified B3ers can ask for leader permission to signup; email Sarah at hess@whidbey.com. Registration closes Sunday, August 25.

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 32.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,000 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Meet at the Rainy Pass north trailhead at 9am on Thursday, September 19.  The two groups will coordinate the key/car exchange.  This group will drive on to Harts Pass outside Mazama and start our backpack later that morning.  

From Harts Pass, we'll hike south along the Pacific Crest Trail toward Rainy Pass.  Three hiking days will be about ten miles/day, with a layover day exploring the Snowy Lakes area.  When we reach Rainy Pass, our cars will be waiting for us.  More information will be provided to the participants by the leader via a Hello Hiker email before the trip.

Route/Place

Pacific Crest Trail: Harts Pass to Rainy Pass


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

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