Seattle Pathfinders & Nomads Kick-Off Trip - Leavenworth

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Seattle Pathfinders & Nomads Kick-Off Trip - Leavenworth

  • Fri, Sep 29, 2023 — Sun, Oct 1, 2023
  • Seattle Youth Outreach Committee
  • Family, Youth
  • Rock Climb
  • Families, Youth, Adults
  • *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Easy

***This trip is only offered to students and their families who have been awarded a spot in the Pathfinders/Nomads club via the enrollent lottery. More information on club registration can be found HERE

MANDATORY PRE-TRIP MEETING:

Sept. 20, from 7pm-8:30pm via Zoom. Link will be emailed to registered chaperones one week before the meeting. 

Expect to arrive at the campground Friday night and return to Seattle Sunday night. 

Trip Sheet

Group Org Sheet

Carpool Page

NOAA Weather

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.

Registration: Since this trip is open to non-members, register directly here on this page. For all other Pathfinders and Nomads trips registration, use the Pathfinders and Nomads course pages.

Every year, Pathfinders & Nomads host a Kick-Off Trip which serves as a try-out for prospective new members and a chance for all returning members to get reacquainted with one another over a weekend of rock climbing and hiking. We will have a couple groups each day going out to various crags and hikes, camping  in Leavenworth at Chatter Creek campsite with a communal meal, all led by adult chaperones/Mountaineers staff and volunteers. 

This trip is community focused and should give anyone new to Pathfinders & Nomads a good idea of what our culture is like. Interested members need not pay/commit to the club before attending this trip, and will be invited to make their decision to join or not after this trip. 

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

Route/Place

Leavenworth



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

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)

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

Required Equipment

CLIMBING GEAR CHECKOUT:

  • Sept 20th 10-6pm
  • Sept 27th 10-5pm 
  • Reach out if these time slots do not work, I can bring gear up to Leavenworth for you

CLIMBING GEAR RETURN:

  • Sunday Night

CLOTHES: PACK FOR WARM CONDITIONS DURING THE DAY

  • Clothes for adventuring during the day (layers)
    • Clothes for at camp in the evening (slightly warmer because it’ll cool down in the evening)
  • Sun Protection: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, sun shirt, etc.
  • Day pack
  • Hiking Boots
  • Camp Shoes (optional) 

CLIMBING GEAR (CAN BORROW):

  • Climbing shoes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Belay device
  • Shoes for hiking to the crag

CAMPING ITEMS:

  • Personal mess kit including: plate/bowl, utensils, cup
  • Camp chair
  • Tent (can be borrowed from the Mountaineers with advance notice)
  • Sleeping bag/pad (can be borrowed from the Mountaineers with advance notice)
  • Pillow (we’re car camping; might as well be comfy!)
  • Toiletries (restrooms available at campsite)
  • Headlamp/flashlight with extra batteries
  • Face mask(s)
  • Hand Sanitizer

FOOD FOR YOURSELF: 

    • Breakfast & Dinner: Group meals
    • Lunch: (x2)
    • Snacks: enough for both Saturday and Sunday
  • Water: 2 liters per person per day minimum 

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

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