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 overnight backpack with experienced mentors.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Meet at the Salmon La Sac trailhead at 9:45am with your kit ready to go, we'll start walking at 10am.  Drive to the Salmon La Sac trailhead via I-90, Cle Elum, Roslyn, Cle Elum Lake,  and past the Salmon La Sac campground.

This trip is  a substitute for the Enchanted Valley hike planned for this weekend June 4-5.  A revised Hello Hiker will be emailed to you Thursday, June 2.


Waptus River

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Your regular one-night kit plus micro-spikes and water shoes.

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