Seattle Junior MAC Backpack

Youth activity: Junior MAC

Seattle Junior MAC Backpack - Three Fingers/South Peak

Join fellow Junior MACers for a fun, challenging, two day, one night backpacking trip to Three Fingers/South Peak in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest!

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.
  • Sat, Jul 16, 2022 — Sun, Jul 17, 2022
  • Seattle Youth Outreach Committee
  • Backpacking
  • Adults
  • Strenuous 4, Technical 5
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 32.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,854 ft

Meet at the South Fork Canyon Creek bridge on the road to the Goat Flats Trailhead. This is the provisional trailhead as long as the road remains partially washed out at the bridge.

Approximately 16 miles of the 32 miles will be biking on a gravel road. The bridge across South Fork Canyon Creek on the road to the trailhead is washed out. This adds ~16 miles and 1,400 feet of elevation gain round trip.

Trip Sheet: Posted here.

Parking: Northwest Forest Pass required.

Guests: If spots are still available one week prior to the trip, email [NAME] to request that a friend or sibling be able to join.


Three Fingers/South Peak

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • A bike capable of riding on a disused gravel road (mountain bike recommended)
  • Backpack
  • Preferred shelter (e.g. tent, bivy, tarp, none)
  • Sleeping bag/Sleeping pad
  • Pack cover or plastic bag for water repellence
  • Wool/synthetic socks (minimum of three pairs)
  • Hiking Boots
  • Layers
  • Warm jacket
  • Warm pants
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Camp shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Bowl, Cup, Spoon
  • Water (at least two liters)
  • Headlamp/Flashlight (spare batteries)
  • Trekking Poles 
  • Van Bag with change of clothes, snacks, money for on road (optional)
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • 10 Essentials


  • Based on snow melt: Foot traction devices for the snow fields before the summit
  • Trekking poles 
  • Camera
  • Playing cards
  • Journal and pen

If you'd like to borrow gear, please submit your request to the gear library.

Trip Reports