Intro to Backpacking Field Trip - Sheep Lake (Chinook Pass)

Field trip: Introduction to Backpacking

Intro to Backpacking Field Trip - Sheep Lake (Chinook Pass)

Preference to Tacoma Introduction to Backpacking students. Trip will open to all Mountaineers to register on April 30.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft
  • Pace: 1 to 1.5 mph, slow

TBD

Preference to Tacoma Introduction to Backpacking students. Trip will open to all Mountaineers to register on April 30.

We will meet at the Puyallup/South Hill park n ride at 6:30 AM. Long drive and limited parking at trailhead.

TBD

Preference to Tacoma Branch Introduction to Backpacking Students. Trip will open to all Mountaineers on April 30.

Short hike into Sheep Lake. Possible day hikes around area. We can wade in the lake as needed.

Route/Place

Sourdough Gap



  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270
  • 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
  • WAG (waste and garbage) bag.
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