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Josh Newkirk
(Newkirk) - MLife

Locale: Australia
Hiking/Backpacking partners on 10/20/2010 16:43:53 MDT Print View

I moved into the Olympia,Washington area and looking to do some hiking and backpacking. Just trying to find people who might want to do some trips.

Edited by Newkirk on 10/20/2010 16:44:26 MDT.

joseph a cruikshank
(bigfeet) - F

Locale: maple valley, WA
hiking partners on 12/31/2010 21:16:49 MST Print View

Hi Josh. I live in Maple Valley and i'm always looking for someone to get out with. Send me a pm and we'll exchange info.

Scott Truong

Locale: Vancouver, BC
re: PNW Hiking/backpacking partners. on 12/31/2010 21:24:39 MST Print View

I'm in Vancouver BC and usually have 15+ days off a month. I'd love to check out the neighborhood. I'm no triathlete, but if you guys ever have any ideas and don't mind another, let me know.

Hugh Teegan
(hteegan) - MLife
Hiking/Backpacking partners.... on 12/31/2010 22:21:24 MST Print View

Just in case you haven't been there, a local resource is the Partners forum at

David Carbiener
(HikingDave) - F

Locale: Northern California
Hiking/Backpacking partners on 01/02/2011 11:23:27 MST Print View

I'm considering hiking the Wonderland Trail maybe in late August or early September. At this point I'm just in the thinking stage and do not have anything written in stone yet. I'm really waiting on some logistics. If it does come to fruition I'll drop you note here.

Josh Newkirk
(Newkirk) - MLife

Locale: Australia
Wonderland Trail on 01/02/2011 13:00:35 MST Print View

Hey David
Yeah that sounds like a good trip. Just let me know as you have said when you decide. I think you need to reserve the camping sites in advance a fair chunk, you probably already know this though.


Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Hiking/Backpacking partners on 01/02/2011 20:06:48 MST Print View

hike the spurs that go off the Wonderland. Mt Fremont looked really cool but we totally walked by. Its gonna take a bit out of you but I'm willing to bet the view is worth it.

And, if I were to do it again I'd hike from Summerland to Sunrise, (eat, drink, get your food drop)and hike up to Glacier Basin. I haven't been so I can't comment on the campsites, but i bet that the hike is worth it.

I don't know, I'm saying how awesome it MAY be... I just felt like, when I went, I just walked around the mtn without smelling enough roses. I was nervous because everybody said it was so hard so I went in with a take-no-prisoners attitude. My shoes looked great, the trail is in good repair, and there was a mountain. Don't let this happen to you.

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