Backpack Badger Creek Wilderness
Badger Creek is a little-known wilderness area on the east side of Mt Hood. It contains a working fire lookout tower, streams and several lakes, and expanses of park-like, east side of the Cascades forests. The weather is always drier and sunnier here than the west side of the Cascade Mountains. Mid-May is the time of year you can find morel mushrooms in this wilderness, tiny wild orchids, and the vibrant green color of spring on each vine maple’s branches. Snow still lingers in the highest elevations of Badger Creek, and Mt. Hood rises leviathan-like nearby. Miles of trails, usually devoid of any other people, are found here. Each day we’ll hike through this remarkable landscape carrying everything we need on our backs, and sleep in tents at night. Read the detailed trip description to learn more.
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Dates: Saturday, May 8 - Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Cost: $50 - $295. Need-based financial aid is applied on a sliding scale for those who qualify.
Check out pictures from other times we’ve gone here!