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 learn high alpine backpacking skills on a one night challenging overnight trip with experienced mentors.

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 23.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,700 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,900 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2 mph

Meet at the Rainy Pass north side trailhead at 8:40am.  We'll start hiking at 9am.

There is nothing better than backpacking in the North Cascades high country in late summer.  But note this is a challenging trip due to the elevation, elevation gain, mileage, and rocky trail conditions.  See the wta.org trip description here  www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/golden-horn

Early priority registration will be given to students in Sarah's mentor group from June 26 through July 2 at 8pm.  Then any qualified B3 student can email Sarah at hess@whidbey.com for leader permission to sign up.  Permission requests are not accepted before this registration opening.

Route/Place

Rainy Pass to Snowy Lakes


Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

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