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

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • Pace: Easy but intentional

Meeting place and time will be sent to registered participants.

We will meet at the Puyallup/South Hill park n ride, located at Hwy 512 and 94th St S, at 8:30 AM to caravan to the parking area at Chinook Pass.

TBD

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

After arriving and setting up of our campsite, we can explore Naches Peak area on Friday, and northward on the Pacific Crest Trail on Saturday.

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:

A change of clothes

  • 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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