Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Scott Paul Trail & Park Butte

This B3 Backpack will explore the Park Butte area/lookout, Railroad Grade lateral moraine, Meadow Point, and return to the trailhead via the Scott Paul trail. One of the best trips in Washington. B3 students in Sarah and Lorelei`s mentor group have priority signup through Friday, June 11. Leader permission required after that date; email Sarah at

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,000 ft
  • Pace: 2mph

This trailhead is off the Baker Lake road from SR-20 near Hamilton.  Meet at Schriebers Meadow Friday morning ready to go at 9am.  We`ll depart at 9:15am.

Tent sharing to minimize camp space will be encouraged.

Day 1: Hike 3 miles to Cathedral Camp (Mazama camp is an alternate adding 0.7 miles) and  day hike to the lookout for dinner.

Day 2: The Railroad Grade and cross country to Meadow Point (weather dependent) will be our 7 miles of fun today.

Day 3: Return to Schreibers Meadow trailhead via the 7 mile Scott Paul trail.


Scott Paul Trail & Park Butte

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

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