Seattle MAC - Long-Distance Backpacking Trip

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Long-Distance Backpacking Trip - Pacific Crest Trail: Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass

PCT Section J, Stevens Pass to Snoqualmie Pass, 71 miles, 4-days, including driving. This trip has prerequisites. See leaders notes for details.

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 75.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 16,000 ft

see trip sheet for details

One version of the itinerary: 


  • MAC conditioning hike series badge. This requires attendance at 3 or more conditioning hikes throughout the year, at minimum. Leaders will award the badge as they assess student fitness levels. 
  • Attendance at the MAC Ultralight & Long-Distance Backpacking Skills Workshop
  • WFA course and WFA badge.
  • "Staying Found" or "Wilderness Navigation Course" and a badge representing completion of these courses. 
  • Basic Backpacking Skills badge, which can be gained through participation on standard MAC backpacks and demonstration of the skills listed on the page at the link in this bullet. 
  • Leaders for these trips will assess student fitness levels throughout conditioning hikes and other MAC activities. If you are looking to sign up for these, make it your mission to do as much hiking as possible throughout the year. 

Students must have demonstrated fitness throughout other MAC activities and may be asked to answer certain questions to give the leader an idea of their fitness/ability/experience level.  Participants will be chosen at the trip leaders discretion and the above are minimum requirements which do not guarantee a space on the trip.


Pacific Crest Trail: Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass

  • Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176

    Green Trails Kachess Lake No. 208

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

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

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

10 essentials, backpacking gear.

see trip sheet and leader emails for detailed packing list.

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