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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.

FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ- Support Hikers

FAQ- Trip Leader

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 1GREEN 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 2GREEN DOT + – July 18-23 – OR

Lolo Pass (PCT mile 2115.2) to Columbia River (PCT mile 2148), Trip Leader Rich Denman- 33 miles

Trip 3BLUE 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 5BLUE 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 9optional 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

KEY:

greendot       Least Difficult.  All mountain hiking includes rocky terrain, possible stream crossings, elevation gains and losses

blue square Moderately Difficult. There may be more elevation gains overall and steep or slippery portions of trail

blackdiamondDifficult. Steep elevation gains sometimes with no easy place to stop or rest, narrow trail in places with steep cliff edge, often more daily miles

doubleblack     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, spokanebill@gmail.com 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.