Central Cascades Overnight Backpacking at Barclay Lake

  • Participants

    Age 14 and up

  • Fitness level : 2

    Easy Active

Located in the shadows of iconic Baring Mountain, Barclay Lake offers pristine wilderness, invigorating hiking, and limitless tranquility, making it the ideal location for your first backpacking trip! This classic Central Cascades hike leads you under a canopy of firs and hemlocks with picturesque views of the surrounding mountains. Hone your skills during your back-country stay: learn what to bring, how to manage water, what goes into an effective camp set-up, practice Leave No Trace principles, and many other tips to set you up for success so you can plan trips of your own. This course is perfect for beginners and was designed with new backpackers in mind. You should be prepared to hike 2 miles each day with minimal elevation gain over moderate terrain. The best part about this trip? We do all the planning and provide all necessary backpacking gear - you just have to show up! We can't wait to get outside with you!

Gear provided by REI

  • Backpack - Internal frame 45-65 liter pack.
  • Backpacking Stove
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner - Food supplied for dinner
  • Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Lunch
  • Mug
  • Plate/Bowl
  • Sleeping Pad - Closed cell foam or self inflatable.
  • Three Season Backpacking Tent
  • Trekking Poles
  • Utensils - A good choice is the REI Campware Utensil Set
  • Water Filter

session available