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

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Pace: casual

Location: Lake Sylvia Group Camp

Address1812 N Lake Sylvia Rd, Montesano, WA 98563-1220 

Time: Saturday arrival time: 2pm, Sunday till noonish.

Note: Parking is limited please plan to car pool, make your own arrangements. 

Parking pass: Discover pass:
Annual Pass: $30
One-day Pass: $10

This is an Essentials of Backpacking -Olympia overnight field trip to test student backpacking equipment and skills.

Students will need to demonstrate backpacking skills:

  • Camp set up and demolition / campsite sweep
    • Sleep system
  • Water: filtration and storage
  • Food site: storage and prep
    • Prepare dinner, a breakfast, and trail lunch, snacks/hydration
  • Clothing
    • other weather related gear
  • 10 Essentials
    • Be sure to include a card in backpack that has your emergency contact list (We will go over that in course lecture).

Lake Sylvia State Park/Montesano City Forest

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Students will bring a GEAR CHECK LIST!

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