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North Idaho Backpacking

  • Activity Dates
    • Sep 3 - Sep 6
  • Registration Dates
    • Apr 5 - Aug 29
  • Location
    • Outdoor Recreation Center Priest Lake, ID
  • Schedule
      [F] 3:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
      [Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
      [Su] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
  • Pricing
    • Non-Member: $155
    • SRC Member: $45
    • Chinook Member: $45
In this backpacking trip, you’ll travel to northern Idaho to explore the magnificent Selkirk Mountains and Priest Lake area! This area home to rugged granite peaks topping 7,000 feet in elevation, spectacular Priest Lake, mountain streams, and plentiful wildlife. You’ll learn backcountry camping and travel skills such as how to purify your drinking water, how to cook on a backpacking stove, and how to hike/camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Trip rating is level 2. Good physical conditioning is needed, no experience necessary. Participants can expect to hike anywhere between 3-12 miles per day with an overnight backpack on. Trip cost includes group gear and backpacking equipment, transportation, permits, and trip leaders (Food NOT included). The mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place on August 30th, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Outdoor Recreation Center. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.