Seattle Explorers Backpack

Youth activity: Explorers

Seattle Explorers Backpack - Hoh River

[PIKA POD] Phase 3 trip for Explorers. Join for two nights of backpacking along the Hoh River Trail!

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
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 10.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • Saturday, June 26 at 12PM: meet at Hoh River Trailhead
  • Return to trailhead around 1PM on Monday, June 28

MANDATORY pre-trip meeting on JUNE 16 from 6:30-7:30PM via Zoom. Make sure to register for this meeting.

Please request gear from Hannah by JUNE 14 if you would like to borrow any gear for the trip.

Preliminary trip sheet; subject to change slightly, but should stay roughly the same.


Hoh River

  • Custom Correct Seven Lakes Basin - Hoh

    Green Trails Seven Lakes Basin/Mt Olympus Climb No. 133S

    Green Trails Mt Tom No. 133

    Green Trails Mount Olympus No. 134

    Custom Correct Mount Olympus Climber's Map
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please request gear from Hannah by JUNE 14 if you would like to borrow any gear for the trip.

  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Pack cover or plastic bag for water repellence
  • Wool/synthetic socks (minimum of three pairs)
  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking shirts (not cotton)
  • Long underwear 
  • Hiking pants (not cotton/jeans)
  • Warm jacket
  • Warm top
  • Warm pants (synthetic or wool)
  • Waterproof Jacket (breathable, with a hood on the jacket)
  • Waterproof Pants (breathable)
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Camp shoes
  • Sunglasses (polarized, broad spectrum UV protection)
  • Bowl, Cup, Spoon
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (see breakdown on trip sheet)
  • Bear Canister
  • Water (at least two liters)
  • Headlamp/Flashlight (spare batteries or second headlamp)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Optional
    • Van Bag (change of clothes for in the car) 
    • Camera
    • Playing cards
    • Frisbee
    • Journal and pen
    • Instruments (Harmonica, etc.)
Trip Reports