Intro to Backpacking Field Trip - American Lake via Naches Peak Loop

Field trip: Introduction to Backpacking

Intro to Backpacking Field Trip - American Lake via Naches Peak Loop

Preference to Tacoma Branch Introduction to Backpacking Students. Trip will open to all Mountaineers based on availability on May 1.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph

Meeting place and time will be sent to registered participants.

TBD

A dog will be backpacking with the group, please be comfortable hiking and camping with dogs before signing up for this trip.

Preference to Tacoma Branch Introduction to Backpacking Students. Trip will open to all Mountaineers based on availability on May 1.

Route/Place

Dewey Lake, Naches Peak Loop & Pacific Crest Trail



  • Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

To be discussed at lecture for Introduction to Backpacking course students.

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or Ursack 
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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