Indian Heaven Retreat
August 21- 22, 2020
Indian Heaven Wilderness, WA
Discover the pure and simple beauty of taking only what you need, strapping it to your back, and taking the trails less traveled. Enjoy mountain lakes, huckleberries, and breathe in the fresh air. This is a great trip for first-timers or those looking for an easier backpacking experience. Nestled between Mt. St. Helen's and Mt. Adams, the views are gorgeous, and you'll be camped near the famous PCT (Pacific Crest Trail). This is the Pacific Northwest at it's best.
Distance: 6.1 miles round trip
Elevation gain: 1,564 ft
This is a loop trail located near Trout Lake, WA which features a lake and is rated moderate. The meeting point and trailhead location will be emailed to you after purchase.
Hikers must be able to carry 35 lbs. pack and should be able to keep a walking pace of 2.5 mph.
It can be difficult to know what kind of food to bring into the backcountry if you’ve never done it before. That’s where our experience comes in handy. We’ll prepare and provide just the right amount of food so you don’t carry too much while still meeting the high calories need of backpacking.
Each woman will receive her food pack at the trailhead and carry it in her pack.
You’ll learn various skills while on the trail and at camp. Some of the skills our Guides teach are basic navigation, wilderness first aid basics, proper water filtration, building an emergency shelter, how to signal for help, various methods for starting a fire, and more. Build your skillset and your confidence as you learn these essential skills for backpacking.
A complete packing list will be emailed to you after you register; however, here are some basics that you can count on bringing:
- Good trail shoes
- 3 pair of socks
- warm layers including a knit hat and gloves
- 10 essentials
- bug repellent
- rain gear or poncho