Seattle Pathfinders & Nomads Backpacking

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Seattle Pathfinders & Nomads Backpacking - Barclay Lake

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 225 ft


Pathfinders and Nomads get a taste for backcountry travel! 

Pre-Trip Zoom:


  • Trip Sheet
  • EAP
  • Group Org. Sheet
  • Carpool
  • Packing List
  • Weather
  • Road Conditions: Paved roads until road to TH. Can be a little rough and have lots of potholes.
  • Guests: If spots are still available one week prior to the trip, email Trenton to request that a friend or sibling be able to join.

If you'd like to borrow gear, please submit your request on the Group Org. Sheet under the gear request tab.

*To sign up for Pathfinder/Nomad combo trips, do it on this page, NOT the course page. For all other trips, sign up via the course page. If confused, refer to the registration instructions on the course page.


Barclay Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Backpack
  • 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


  • Camera
  • Playing cards
  • Hacky sack
  • Frisbee
  • Journal and pen

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

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