2022 sign-up

Trips are full as of June but we are taking alternates since life happens. 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 that will be emailed to you.

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.


FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ- Support Hikers

FAQ- Trip Leader 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 nights hikers pay for overnights, breakfasts and dinners; lunches provided by PtP) – daypacks only, no llamas. Trip Leader Judi Spencer– 2-8 miles per hike. Judi has arranged the reservations for rooms, please contact her for your room reservation

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

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)

Trip 8 – DOUBLE BLACK DIAMOND – CA – July 26-August 5

John Muir Trail – NO LLAMA SUPPORT- invitation only – strenuous hiking in high elevations with full packs for all hikers, Trip Leader Derek Torry—80 miles


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 will be sent an application packet or contact Bill Meyer, or 509-991-1212. All 2022 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.