Intro to Backpacking Field Trip - Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

Field trip: Introduction to Backpacking

Intro to Backpacking Field Trip - Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

Overnight Backpacking Field trip for class

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  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft

 The final trail head meet time will be 1000 at the Middle Fork Snoqualmie  trailhead.  We'll figure out details later.

This is a mellow out and back trip that follows the scenic Middle Fork Snoqualmie River with views of Garfield Mountain and others are along the way.  The trail winds thru the woods, then near the river, and back into the woods.  Approximately 6 miles in near the junction with Dingford Creek are our intended campsites. From there, after establishing camp we will have the option of continuing to hike further up the trail in the afternoon.

 Prediction of heavy rain will cancel; a shower or two will not.


Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

  • Green Trails Middle Fork Snoqualmie No. 174S

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness

    Green Trails Mt Si No. 174

    Green Trails Skykomish No. 175

    Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

use your checklist.  WTA and others are doing a lot of work on this trail, so a few spots are quite muddy with recent rains.  Bring gaiters or wear boots. There are a few small stream crossings -- rock hops-- so bring extra socks and maybe some plastic bags if your boots are not waterproof.  Once we know who is coming we can arrange shared gear as appropriate. 

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