Essentials of Backpacking Field Trip

Field trip: Backpacking

Essentials of Backpacking Field Trip - Lake Sylvia State Park/Montesano City Forest

Field trip for the Essentials of Backpacking Course

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.
  • Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi

Meeting place and time is tbd.  Leader will email specific information later.

This is a field trip for the Olympia Essentials of Backpacking Course.    Students will participate in an overnight campout with instructors, and will demonstrate the skills learned in the class.  Students will bring their own backpacking gear. 

The location and date for the event is tentative.  At this time we are under COVID-19 restrictions and large group campouts are forbidden.  We will wait to see if this restriction is lifted.  If not, the students can fulfill this requirement by going on a backpack with one of the instructors.


Lake Sylvia State Park/Montesano City Forest

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Students will be given gear checklists at the lecture. 

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