2022 sign-up begins
We are recruiting for 2022 summer trips (Parkinson’s hikers/Parkies, support hikers and Trail Angels). We’ve had a great time on the trails in 2021 and expect another season of epic hiking.
You may indicate your interest on our Contact Page. Potential hikers are asked to complete an application packet.
Support hikers are expected to assist Parkies when needed. While Parkies should be fully capable of hiking on their own, PD carries with it a fair amount of uncertainty as to what debilitating motor symptoms and non-motor symptoms may crop up. That is why we need the support hikers for carrying a little extra, hiking a bit further, setting up camp, filtering water, guiding people across difficult trail sections, etc.
ALL HIKES SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO TRAIL CONDITIONS AND CLOSURES, SUCH AS WILDFIRES, TREES DOWN, ETC.
PasstoPass.org 2022 Trip Schedule
See difficulty key below hike descriptions. Green dot = least difficult. Blue square = moderately difficult. Black diamond = difficult. Double black diamond = most difficult.
Trip 1 – GREEN DOT – July 12-14 – WA
Rainier day hikes – (PtP Reservations have been made for 10 rooms at Longmire National Park Inn Lodge stay July 12-13–14 hikers pay for overnights, breakfasts and dinners; lunches provided by PtP) – daypacks only, no llamas. Trip Leader Judi Spencer – 2-8 miles per hike
Trip 2 – GREEN DOT + – July 18-23 – OR
Lolo Pass (PCT mile 2115.2) to Columbia River (PCT mile 2148), Trip Leader Rich Denman- 33 miles
Trip 3 – BLUE SQUARE July 28-August 2 – WA
Chinook Pass (N) to Government Meadows Forest Rd. 70, Trip Leader Brian Lorenson– 28 miles
Trip 4 – BLUE SQUARE + – July 30-August 4 – WA
- White Pass to Chinook Pass, Trip Leader Dan Kovach– 29 miles
Read Northbound for map
Trip 5 – BLUE SQUARE – August 4-9 – WA
Chinook Pass to White Pass, Trip Leader Irene Pasternack– 29 miles
Trip 6 – BLACK DIAMOND – August 10-16– WA
White Pass to Walupt Lake (Goat Rocks including Knife’s Edge), Trip Leader Derek Torry– 35 miles
Trip 7 – BLUE SQUARE – August 16-21 – WA
Walupt Lake to Berry Patch Trailhead, Trip Leader Dave Baumgart–21-30 miles (1 layover day)
CURRENTLY THS TRIP IS FULL– we will take alternate backup hikers
Trip 8 – DOUBLE BLACK DIAMOND – CA – July 26-August 5
John Muir Trail pending permit in January Bishop Pass to Kearsage Pass – NO LLAMA SUPPORT – strenuous hiking in high elevations with full packs for all hikers, Trip Leader Derek Torry—80 miles
Trip 9 – optional if we have enough hikers GREEN DOT
possible repeat of WA Rainier day hikes September 6-8 or September 13-15 – see Trip 1 for maps and details
Trip 10 – optional if we have enough hikers and leaders – BLUE SQUARE
July 25-30 – WA – Chinook Pass to White Pass – see Trip 4 for maps and details
Least Difficult. All mountain hiking includes rocky terrain, possible stream crossings, elevation gains and losses
Moderately Difficult. There may be more elevation gains overall and steep or slippery portions of trail
Difficult. Steep elevation gains sometimes with no easy place to stop or rest, narrow trail in places with steep cliff edge, often more daily miles
Most Difficult. Longer hiking miles, usually high elevations and very rocky terrain, full backpack
PLUS means more
* Most hikes start at 10 a.m. at the designated trailhead.
You may indicate your interest on our Contact Page. Potential hikers are asked to complete an application packet or contact Bill Meyer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-991-1212. All applications go through Bill Meyer.
Llamas: Four llamas will carry approximately 25 lbs. for each Parkie hiker plus community gear.
Personal Gear: Parkies hike with a smaller day pack, 10-18 lbs. including water. Support hikers carry a full pack of 25-40 lbs.
Community Gear: May include Roll-o chairs, eXped sleeping pads, fly tarp, fuel cartridges, comprehensive first aid kit, inReach Explorer, radios, maps, and water filter system.