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Overnight Backpacking Adventure in Snoqualmie Ranger District

North Bend, WA , United States
2 d
English

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Sandeep began his climbing career in the Pacific Northwest, and is always seeking new challenges. He has climbed extensively in the Cascades, stood atop the five volcanos of Washington, and navigated several technical routes such as Liberty Ridge on Rainier and North Ridge on Baker. Sandeep is an avid rock climber and enjoys hard sport climbs as well as challenging multi-pitch alpine routes like N. Ridge of Mt Stuart. Driven by a passion for adventure and new cultural experiences, Sandeep leads expeditions in the India, Nepal, and Kilimanjaro. His extensive high altitude climbing experience includes reaching several 20,000ft peaks and achieving three first-ascents in the Himalayas. These incredible climbing achievements are due in part to his utmost attention to safety and risk management. As an active volunteer for Mountain Rescue, Sandeep is experienced with actual emergency scenarios and he even earned the Life Saving Award for an especially difficult mission. Sandeep also co-organizes and leads charity summits of Mt Rainier for Asha, a non-profit organization helping underprivileged youth in India. Sandeep loves nothing more than to get outdoors, and he thoroughly enjoys guiding others and promoting a fun and safe expedition.

What we'll do

Gear up and set out for the beautiful alpine lakes of the Cascade Range. Join us for this overnight adventure into the great wilderness and learn the fundamentals of backpacking. We have two wonderful options that our trip could be: Annette Lake is our primary location, and Snow Lake as our secondary. On the first day we set out from the trailhead and venture into the wooded hills of the Cascades. With a comfortable pace we will hike and talk about backpacking and outdoor safety skills. When we reach our destination we will make camp and show how to cook in the backcountry. This is a great opportunity to learn about choosing foods and planning ahead to leave no trace. Kick back and relax by the lake or take an evening stroll without the backpack and watch the sunset. On the second day we wake up to the sound of morning songbirds and the smell of delicious cooking. After breakfast we will break camp and begin our hike out. Skills taught: -Basic wilderness safety -Leave No Trace -Light-packing and proper backpacking mechanics -Wilderness cooking: planning, preparation, and clean up The trip includes: -All permits and fees -Breakfast and Dinner -Chai/Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate -Stoves/Cook Kits -Tents -Guide Services -Pre-trip Planning/Information session on packing and gear -Backpacking and general outdoor safety skills We do not include transportation (We will help arrange carpools or transportation can be provided for extra fees), lunches/snacks, or gratuities for our guides. You must be 16 years of age to attend.

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