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Alpine Lakes Backpack

Immerse yourself in a wilderness of alpine lakes, meadows, glaciers, and stunning Cascade peaks

The Alpine Lakes area is the jew­el of the Cen­tral Cas­cades! This trip takes you through beau­ti­ful ter­rain to serene lakes and mead­ows, as well as a glimpse into the alpine with a short side trip to Dip Top Peak. With mod­er­ate ele­va­tion gain and option­al side trips (Dip Top Peak and Pacif­ic Crest Trail back to Trail­head), this trek caters to a wide range of abil­i­ties and has some­thing for everyone.


  • Alpine Lakes Backpack

    $1,225 – 3 Days / Includes Transportation, Tents and Food

    Minimum 2 participants


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Flight Information

For sched­uled cours­es and climbs, you should fly into Seat­tle-Taco­ma Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (SeaT­ac). You are respon­si­ble for your trans­porta­tion to down­town Seat­tle. You will meet as a group with your guide(s) ear­ly morn­ing on Day 1 for an ori­en­ta­tion meet­ing and equip­ment check.


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  • Alpine Lakes Backpack


    3 Days / Includes Transportation, Tents and Food

    Minimum 2 participants

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Cumulative Elevation Gain

Stan­dard Route: 3840ft / 1170m

Option­al Dip Top Peak Day: 2760ft / 841m

Option­al PCT Exit: 2877ft / 877m


Stan­dard Route: 17 miles / 27km 

Option­al Dip Top Peak Day: 4.8 miles / 7.7km

Option­al PCT Exit: 12.9 miles / 20.8km

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Advanced Beginner

Trekking involves 4-5 hours of walking per day with an elevation gain of up to 1,000 feet / 305 meters. You should be in good physical shape and participating in 3-4, 1-hour minimum cardiovascular workouts per week before the trek. Participants are encouraged to walk several hours or more a week leading up to the trek.