Experience Washington’s unspoiled backcountry on a 4 day backpacking trip along the alpine trails of Olympic National Park’s iconic High Divide and Seven Lakes Basin Loop with Bearfoot Theory and REI Adventures
Your itinerary has been set by skilled REI Adventures guides who will lead you on an unforgettable trip. You can relax knowing it's all taken care of.
Meet other fun and adventurous folks who share the same interests as you. There’s always a good time to be had with the Bearfoot Theory crew.
As the group photographer, I'll capture the trip on camera and send you home with a grip of Insta-worthy photos and a professionally edited video.
Thanks to your experienced guides, you’ll gain an intimate knowledge of the area’s wildlife, vegetation and trails so you can hike like a local.
Take your backpacking skills up a notch & get outside of your comfort zone. Seeing yourself and others learn and improve is an unforgettable experience.
Bearfoot Theory group trips are a blast, so be prepared to have some serious fun and make some new friends in one of the most beautiful areas in North America.
Detailed itinerary and overview: Olympic National Park Backpacking Trip - High Divide Dates: September 27-30, 2018 Departure and Return point: Seattle, Washington Total cost for Non-Members: $1,249 USD Total cost for REI Members: $1,099 USD
This will be a physically demanding trip that requires you to do multi-day backcountry alpine hiking and camping, plus carry a heavy load. If you commit to the trip early on, you'll have plenty of time to build up your hiking muscles, and I'm happy to provide resources to help you prepare.
The weather in the high alpine regions of Olympic National Park can vary greatly. It's not unusual to encounter rain, sleet, fog, and intense sun during a short stay of just a few days. Typically summer temperatures average between 65 – 75 during the day with evening lows in the 40's and low 50's, although variations outside this range are not unusual. Visitors should plan accordingly and follow the recommended gear list for this trip closely.
Yes! Most definitely. On each tour there's been a large number of solo travelers, including ME! Friends, couples, and family members are also totally welcome. We just ask that everyone in the group be 18 or older. REI Adventures has some great info on their solo travelers page, here.
Round trip group transfer from designated Seattle Area hotel to trailhead, meals as noted in the REI Adventures daily itinerary, campsite and backcountry permits and fees are all included in the cost.
Transportation from your hometown to group meeting point, insurance of any kind, alcoholic beverages and guide gratuities are NOT INCLUDED in the cost. You are also responsible for all gear not provided by REI Adventures. See REI's trip website for details on what to bring or check out the complete gear list below.
Here is what you need for the trip, along with our favorite suggestions if you are looking to upgrade.