Seattle MAC - Backpacking Trip - Panorama Ridge

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Backpacking Trip - Panorama Ridge

Alpine backpack in Garibaldi Provincial Park with expansive views of volcanic peaks and Garibaldi Lake. Exact itinerary to be determined based on group preference and snow melt out but anticipate hiking up to Panorama Point and/or Black Tusk and swimming in Garibaldi Lake. (This trip is part of the MAC Squamish Summer Trip and registration will done by trip leader based on the master trip plan.)

  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 21.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,945 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

This trip is part of the MAC Summer trip. Meeting place and time TBD. 

Detailed trip sheet will be shared with trip participants prior to  MAC summer trip.
Our itinerary which may be adjusted based on snow melt out, weather and group preference.
Day 1   Rubble Creek  TH - Garibaldi Lake Campground (5.6 miles, 3500 ft elevation).
Day 2  Garibaldi Lake to Panorama Point and/or Black Tusk   (8.5-11 miles, 2350 - 3800 ft elevation gain).
Day 3  Garibaldi Lake Campground  - Rubble Creek TH (5.6 miles, 3500 ft descent).
  • Depending on the snowpack and snowmelt, this trip may hit early season wildflowers in full bloom or may include snow travel with microspikes (and opportunity for glissading). MAC participants have experienced  both snow and wildflower bloom in previous years.
  • Early season can include bugs so DEET or picaridin bug repellent as well as bug head nets are  strongly recommended.
  • Note that we will be reviewing pack and pack weight the evening before and I will weigh your pack.  Ideally total backpack weight should be no more than 30lbs or 20% of your body weight.  
  • Optional group shared dinners will be offered. 
  • Garibaldi Regional Park offers tent pads, composting toilets, bear poles and  shelters for cooking. Anticipate tent sharing on this trip.
Prerequisites: Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course/badge (exceptions may be made with leader permission). Attendance at at least 1 MAC conditioning hike throughout the year prior to backpack trip.

Panorama Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

10 essentials, backpacking gear. 

See trip sheet (to be posted later in the year)  for detailed packing list.

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