Stehekin North Cascade Adventure

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Sat, 06/25/2011 - Thu, 06/30/2011

 Backpacking, mountaineering, and exploring one of the NW's hidden towns.

Join the Outdoor Program for this ambitious trip that will combine a variety of activities into one incredible experience.  After getting dropped off with nothing but our backpacks at Cascade Pass in the North Cascades, the group will start the backpacking trip into the majestic Stehekin River Valley to the town of Stehekin.  Stehekin, only accessible by foot, ferry, or plane is a quaint town in a dramatic setting.  We will have views of the jagged North Cascade peaks, and will follow the Stehekin River until flows into the long and skinny Lake Chelan.  Once in Stehekin, we will set up camp on a green space along the river, and will prepare for our attempt to climb Mt. Logan.  Once prepared, we will set out on foot toward the base of Mt. Logan where we will establish a basecamp.  If the weather and conditions cooperate, we will make an attempt at summiting this large and remote peak.  We will then hike back to Stehekin where we will be able to soak our bones in the river, and rejuvenate in a wood-fired sauna.  Some of the group will take the daily ferry out of Stehekin where they will be picked up by a bus to return to Portland.  Students interested in continuing with the adventure will hike back to Cascade Pass where they will board another bus that will roll toward the Olympic Peninsula for some surfing and backpacking!

There is no experience necessary, and you do not need to be an athlete to complete this trip. You do need to be in good physical condition and willing to work hard in a group setting.

The cost of this trip is to be determined, and will cover permits, transportation, instruction, and food.  You can sign up by sending an email to David Zonana at