Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Suiattle River

This is an easy early season overnight backpack trip of 14 miles round trip with 1000ft elevation gain. Ramble above the Suiattle River through old growth forest and camp next to the glacial river. This field trip will give B3 students the opportunity to try out gear and new skills on an easy overnight backpack with an experienced mentor.

  • Very Strenuous
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,500 ft
  • Pace: 1-1.5 mph


We will proceed at a relaxed beginner’s backpack trip to give you the opportunity to test out your gears and skills you have learned.



Suiattle River

  • Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX

    Green Trails Glacier Peak No. 112

    Trails Illustrated Glacier Peak Wilderness
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

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