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 trip description here

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 for leader permission to sign up.  Permission requests are not accepted before this registration opening.


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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