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Overnight backpacking in the Snoqualmie National Forest near Seattle

Join a certified mountain guide for a relaxing overnight camping and backpacking getaway in the lovely wilderness outside of Seattle!




Cascade Range


2 Days


May - Sep





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  • Relaxing 2-day getaway in the beautiful mountains outside of Seattle
  • Learn about the basics of camping and backpacking for your future adventures
  • Enjoy a beautiful sunset from the woods or on the banks of a mountain lake


Enjoy a relaxing two days soaking up the fresh mountain air and basking in the picturesque landscapes outside of Seattle! You will also learn all the basics of camping and backpacking for your next camping getaway!

During this overnight trip, we will relax in the woods while learning about the fundamentals of camping and backpacking.  We will depart from the trailhead and make our way along the trail at a leisurely pace. While we hike, we will discuss important topics related to backpacking and camping, such as outdoor safety, Leave no Trace principles, light packing tips, mechanics of backpacking, and outdoor cooking from meal prep, to execution, to clean-up.

Once we arrive at our camping spot on the banks of a tranquil lake (either: Annette Lake, Snow Lake, Talapus Lake, or Olallie Lake), we will set up camp and begin dinner preparations. Once this is taken care of, you are free to enjoy the remainder of the evening at your leisure. You may choose to lounge by the lake or explore the surrounding landscape a bit more on foot. Whatever you choose, it will be a relaxing and peaceful evening and a memorable wilderness sunset. The next morning, we enjoy a satisfying breakfast before breaking camp and hiking out.

This trip is suitable for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of camping and backpacking so that they can return to the woods on their own! The hike is not challenging, and we will move at a comfortable pace. Minimum age: 13 years old (note: We offer this as a separate trip for families with children under 13 years old).

Book this trip now and you will spend a lovely 2 days relaxing in the scenic mountain landscapes outside of Seattle!

Check out a few of my other programs in Washington State: Family backpacking trip in the Snoqualmie National Forest near Seattle, 2 days, Mount Shuksan, Washington, 3 Day Guided Ascent, or 1-day Intro to Rock Climbing near Seattle, WA (USA)!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Permit and entrance fees

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

Please note the price does not include transportation, personal backpacking equipment, or guide gratuities.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking

About the guide: Miyar

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At Miyar Adventures, we know that every trip is as much about discovering yourself as it is about discovering the world. Miyar was founded because of our passion for climbing - a passion we will strive to share with you whether you join us for a trip close to home or in a remote corner of the Himalayas.

We strive to be your trusted companion as you chase your life-long dreams. We believe it is our duty to ensure that you are safe and that you have fun every time you climb with us.

We want to make climbing accessible to all adventure-seekers, regardless of their age and climbing background. And when we go climbing with seasoned climbers, we make sure they have enough of a challenge.

Miyar's guides have relevant training through the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) for the terrain in which they guide. This includes training in rock climbing, ice climbing, glacier travel, and snow sports, as well as avalanche training and Wilderness First Responder or higher level medical certification.


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What people are saying about Miyar



Sandeep and his wife, Jasmine, are lovely guides! We did a 1 day intro to rock climbing excursion with them and we had a great time! They communicated well and provided us with a fun and safe day of climbing. They chose routes based on our experience and taught us a lot. I highly recommend hiring Miyar Adventures. We have already shared their info with friends and family.


Five days of awesome is all I can say. Glen our instructor and guide was extremely knowledgeable. I had previous glacier mountaineering experience and his techniques were so much more efficient than what I had been taught. To top it off we had a great summit day.


Whole group summited! Huge thanks to the guides for helping us all get there! It's certainly not an easy climb, but the entire experience was fantastic. Especially loved the snow skills training on the second day. Lots of fun was had practicing the self arrest & team arrest. The team arrest training was a huge confidence builder to see that I wasn’t going to take the entire team down if I fell The lead guide (Glen) was fabulous. You can tell he really enjoys sharing his passion for the outdoors with the guests on his trip. Folks in the store are super helpful as well. Sandeep (owner) is great, and have talked with him in the store & via email several times to get advice. Great pre-trip guidance (including a meeting the night before the climb to make sure you have all the gear you need & nothing you don’t), and you can tell how much Sandeep cares about making sure every guest has a great experience. Lots of reasonably priced gear rental options available here as well if you aren’t sure if mountaineering is for you. Considering a Kili trip while I’m still in good hiking shape, and they’ll be the first place I look at if I decide to book.


I took the Mountaineering skills course (5 days) in Baker. I learned so much about Glacier travel, rope management, crevasse rescue, and much more! Glen, our guide was awesome and highly knowledgeable. We also got to summit Mt. Baker during the course which was the most magical part! I HIGHLY recommend them!


Myself and my daughter climbed Mt. Baker with Miyar Adventures via Easton Glacier route, Simon was our guide. The whole experience was epic in many ways. Simon's knowledge is excellent, I would trust him 100% in any situations that may come up on the mountain. We learned a lot and it was fun. The overall organization from Miyar was great (including informational emails from Jake and communication with Sandeep). Great company that I would choose again in a heartbeat.

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