Gallagher Expeditions

Mt. Rainier Backpacking Trip

About the expedition:

  • Where: Mt. Rainier National Park

  • When: July 20 - July 28, 2019

  • Who: Grades 9-12 (co-ed)

Our crew of adventure-seeking high schoolers will set off from Camp Gallagher on a mission to explore one of the most stunning natural landscapes Washington has to offer: Mt. Rainier National Park. 

They'll spend their days hiking, shelter-building, singing camp songs and cooking over an open fire. Beginning backpackers are more than welcome, as daily mileage won’t be over five miles, and there won't be too much daily elevation gain. Views of the summit should be ever-present throughout the trip, making this one of our most scenic expeditions yet!


TBD April 2019

Day 1: Ipsut Creek (from Carbon River Entrance)
Day 2: Dick Creek
Day 3: Mystic Camp
Day 4: Granite Creek
Day 5: Picked up at Sunrise (at the Ranger station)

Day 1: Ipsut Creek (from Carbon River)
Day 2: Cataract Valley
Day 3: Eagles Roost
Day 4: Mowich lake
Day 5: Tolmie peak lookout (day hike)
Picked up at Mowich Lake

Image by Jeff (lawdawg1) via Flickr