2023 DETAILS

INFO FOR EACH PASStoPASS HIKE

We are currently accepting applications for our 2023 trips. See below for new and exciting adventure opportunities. We’ve had a great time on the trails in 2022 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.

If you are interested in regional Chapter Day Hikes please click here to visit.

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.

For more information check out our FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions.

 

PASStoPASS.org 2023 MULTI-DAY TRIP SCHEDULE

Hiking Difficulty Level
Trip 1 – GREEN DOT – Mt. Rainier Day Hikes – August 22-24 – WA

Mt. Rainier Day Hikes– Trip Leader Judi Spencer–  day hikes 2-8 miles, no llamas

PtP Reservations have been made for 10 rooms at Longmire National Park Inn Lodge for overnight stay in August. (Hikers pay for  2 overnights, breakfasts and dinners; lunches provided by PtP) –  Judi has arranged the reservations for rooms, please contact her for your room reservation

Resource:

Day Hiking on Mt. Ranier

Trip 2 – BLUE SQUARE + – White Pass to Chinook Pass, Northbound – August 5-10 – WA
Trip 3 – BLUE SQUARE – Chinook Pass to White Pass, Southbound – August 10-15 – WA
Trip 4 – BLUE SQUARE + – White Pass to Chinook Pass, Northbound – August 16-21 – WA
Trip 5 – BLUE SQUARE – Chinook Pass to Crystal Road via Norse Peak, Northbound – August 21-24 - WA

Trip Leader Linda Lee – 21 miles (1 layover day) with llama support

Resources
Timeline and Profile – Chinook Pass to Crystal Road 
Map – Chinook Pass to Crystal Road

Trip 6 – BLUE SQUARE – Stevens Pass to Tops Lake and back July 31- August 4 – WA
Trip 7 – BLACK DIAMOND – Hart's Pass to Rainy Pass, Southbound – August 8-14 – WA
Trip 8 – BLUE SQUARE – Santiam Pass loop via Marion Lake – July 28 - August 2 – OR

Trip Leader Rich Denman — 28 miles with llama support

Resources
Timeline –
Map –
Trip 3 Profile

TripTrip 9 – DOUBLE BLACK DIAMOND – John Muir Trail – July 21-30 – CA

NO LLAMA SUPPORT– Trip Leader Derek Torry – 80 miles, no llama support

  • Strong Hikers Only
  • Strenuous hiking in high elevations with full packs for all hikers

     

    Key

    + (PLUS) means more – Most hikes start at 10 a.m. at the designated trailhead.

    Green hiking difficulty

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

    Blue square hiking difficulty

    More  elevation gains overall and some steep or slippery portions of the trail along the way.

    Black diamond hiking difficulty

    Steep elevation gains with no easy place to stop; narrow trails with steep cliff edge, often more daily miles.

    Double diamond hiking difficulty

     Longer hiking miles for these hikes, usually high elevations and very rocky terrain, full backpack is required.

    You may indicate your interest on our Contact PagePotential hikers will be sent an application packet or contact Bill Meyer, passtopass.org@gmail.com or 509-991-1212. All 2023 applications go through Bill Meyer.

     

    • Llama Supported Hikes: 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.

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