Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Suiattle River

This backpack trip will give B3 students the opportunity to try out gear and new skills on an overnight backpack with an experienced mentor. Students in Lorelei/Sarah`s mentor group have priority signup through April 1, 2021.

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,400 ft
  • Pace: 2.0

Meet at the Suiattle trailhead (past the Sulphur Creek Camp) at the end of the Suiattle River Road, 25 potholed miles from Hwy 530 north of Darrington.  The Suiattle River road section can take one hour of driving time.  Meet at 8am, we`ll leave the trailhead at 8:20am.

There will be an optional 3 mile hike to and along the PCT after setting up camp, bring water shoes and hiking poles to safely cross Dolly Creek.  


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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