Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Waptus 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.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 - 2.0

Will be sending out detailed trip info Tuesday before the trip.

This hike starts at the Salmon La Sac trail head and heads along the south side of the Waptus river valley. We will go about 5 miles to the base of Cone mountain and set up camp there. Please review the required equipment for this trip.


Waptus River

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

- gators for expected muddy trail

- trekking poles and water shoes for stream crossings.

Covid19 protection:

- face covering

- hand sanitizer or hand soap

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