Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Rainy Pass to Snowy Lakes

This field trip will give B3 students the opportunity to try out new skills on a strenuous overnight backpack with experienced mentors. Leader permission required; email B3 students in Sarah/Renee's mentor group have priority signup from July 25 at 9am to August 1 at 9am. Then leader permission is open to any qualified B3 student until August 8 at 9am, priority to students needing trips to graduate.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 23.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,900 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Meet at the Rainy Pass trailhead at 9am, we`ll start hiking at 9:20am.  Friday night lodging is available in the Marblemount area if you want to  get up later Saturday morning.

Enjoy the Pacific Crest Trail in September in the North Cascades.  A  challenging trip over Cutthroat, Granite, and Methow passes, but Snowy Lakes are gems once you get there.  More trip details will be provided in a "Hello Hiker" email about a week before the trip.


Rainy Pass to Snowy Lakes

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

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