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Backpack Mt. Adams

Visit the alpine meadows, lakes, forests, and glaciers surrounding this huge dormant volcano, the second tallest peak in the Northwest. Camp in the meadows below massive glaciers and watch the beautiful sunsets. This wilderness has fantastic views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, and the jagged Goat Rocks Mountains. The group plans to hike about 6 miles per day carrying backpacks. This is the perfect place to make new friends!

Detailed Trip Description

Trip Details

Arrive by: 11:00am, Wed., Aug. 19, 2020
Return: Tues. evening, Aug. 25, 2020

Cost: Need-based financial aid is applied for those who qualify. For those without financial aid, the full-price cost is $850*

Rigor: 4.5

Equipment & Packing List


 Check out photos from past Backpack Mt. Adams trips on flickr: 2019a - 2019b - 2018 - 2017 2014  

For 2 years, this trip went to Mt. St. Helens instead - 20162015  



*This price reflects the full cost of the trip before financial aid. If you submitted a FAFSA, the cost to you will be calculated on a need-based sliding scale. Simply check the box regarding financial aid on the New Student Trip Reservation Form. Your financial award will be included in the email with your trip placement.

Plan to add $5/day for gluten-free or other specialized diet requests (a vegetarian option is included at no extra charge), medical dietary restrictions exempt. Vegan diets are not available on this trip.

Not sure about your first backcountry poo?  Check out this informative, yet funny video: 

 Foot care is very important! Learn how to prevent blisters on your trip: