Basic Backpacking Field Trip - Navaho Pass

Field trip: Basic Backpacking

Basic Backpacking Field Trip - Navaho Pass

Overnight field trip for the Basic Backpacking Course. This is the last scheduled activity for the course.

  • *Varies*
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft
  • Pace: Keeping together pace

TBD, Stafford Creek TH, NW Forest Pass required

About Basic Backpacking Field Trips

The Basic Backpacking Field Trip is the final scheduled activity of the Basic Backpacking Course.  For most students it will be their first overnight trip in the backcountry.  Basic Backpacking Field Trips are usually single-night trips along Easy or Moderate routes that do not present any unusual technical challenges.   

Our Trip Plan

After meeting at the TH, or earlier carpool spot, we will do introductions before donning our packs and hitting the trail.  Our planned camp is 3.5 miles up the trail, gaining 1800’ in the process.  We will take a leisurely pace, and be sure to take time to appreciate our surroundings.  

Upon arriving at our camp locale, we will set up tents and take generally take care of business.  If energy still presents, we will day-hike from camp another 2 miles to Navaho Pass, enjoying a great view of the Stuart Range.  

Once back in camp, we will seek to have dinner together, sharing conversation and backpacking pointers.  After a recharging night’s sleep, we will have breakfast together, before taking down our tents, and beginning the hike back down the trail.  Depending on time and group interest, we may stop for a bite to eat or drink on the way back home.  

This destination and related details may be changed as we learn more about spring conditions on the proposed trail.  Regardless, we will seek a moderate level destination and have a good time learning together, enjoying our natural surroundings in the process. 


Navaho Pass & Peak

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Red Top Mtn

    USGS Enchantment Lakes
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See course lectures and handouts.

Trip Reports