Basic Backpacking Field Trip

Field trip: Basic Backpacking

Basic Backpacking Field Trip - Thunder Creek

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

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 650 ft

8:30am Colonial Creek CG parking area for Thunder Creek trailhead.  25 miles east of Marblemount, via highway 20.

About Basic Backpacking Field Trips

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

McCallister stock backcountry group camp, pending reservation.  Facilities include pit toilet.   Bring Ursack, food hang bag or bearproof food canister for food storage.

Backpack is 11 miles round trip, 650' gain.  Pace is leisurely to moderate.

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Route/Place

Thunder Creek



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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See course lectures and handouts.

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