Seattle MAC - Long-Distance Backpacking Trip

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Long-Distance Backpacking Trip - Pacific Crest Trail: White Pass to Bridge of the Gods

PCT Section H, Columbia River to Whites Pass, 148 Miles, 8-days, plus 2-days of driving. . This trip has prerequisites. See leaders notes for details.

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 147.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 27,996 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,800 ft

see trip sheet / leader's email within 1 month - 2 weeks of trip. 


  • 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: White Pass to Bridge of the Gods

  • Green Trails White Pass No. 303

    Green Trails Wind River No. 397

    Green Trails Lone Butte No. 365

    Green Trails Blue Lake No. 334

    Green Trails Lookout Mtn No.396

    Green Trails Walupt Lake No. 335

    Green Trails Bridal Veil No. 428

    Green Trails Mt Adams West No. 366

    Green Trails Mount Adams No. 367S

    Green Trails Columbia River Gorge West No. 428S

    Green Trails Goat Rocks William O Douglas Wilderness No. 303S

    Green Trails Indian Heaven Wilderness No. 365S

    Green Trails Bonneville Dam No. 429
  • 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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