Seeking partners for 8-day (Sat-Sat or Sat-Sun) backpacking circuit or out-and-back. If Covid allows ride-sharing I can arrange to meet you from my starting point, SEATAC. (Am willing to rent an SUV for the entire time if that's what it takes, but would prefer to avoid that expense.)
I am a seasoned backpacker, a fit man in my early 60s, and happily married. I can do 15-20-mile days but really prefer to keep it no more than 10 to allow time to stop and take pictures along the way and enjoy a campfire at night when conditions allow.
I was thinking of starting at Cascade Pass Trailhead and creating an 8-day circuit but any scenic area wilderness within a three hour drive of Seattle Metro will work. I have never set foot in the Cascades. I overnight or multi-night in WV national forests and the Adirondacks about 12 times a year. I am way ready for new, open-sky, western scenery so am open to specific route proposals. It does not have to be Cascade Pass Trail.
Dates are up for grabs too. I will be taking leave from work to do this so including weekends helps.
-------------- Peddle, paddle, hike, ski, snowshoe to camp away from human noise
It's been a pretty good snow year -- so expect many trails to still be snow covered into Mid to Late July.
Mid-summer can be quite pleasant weather wise -- but the Cascades can also have a storm blow, it can even snow -- these summer snows tend to melt quickly once the storm passes -- but is still useful to have sufficient clothing / sleeping insulation tolerate freezing temperatures.
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