Intro to Backpacking Field Trip

Field trip: Introduction to Backpacking

Intro to Backpacking Field Trip - Packwood Lake

Overnight Backpacking Field trip

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  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft
  • Pace: Easy / Moderate

Roy Y Park-n-Ride located at the intersection SR 702 & SR 7 in Spanaway, WA at 7:30 am.  

Group carpooling with facilitated by e-mail.  Northwest Forest Service Pass is required.


This field trip is designed with a moderate distance and short elevation gain to allow you the students to bring the extra items of comfort along with you.  It will allow you to gauge what is actually required and the amount of weight your body and pack can handle over the long haul.  


Packwood Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

To be discussed at lecture

Trip Reports