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"The Back 40 Trail Team explores trails and locations that we want to share with our clients. This is a favorite spot of the team leader and a favorite trip to recommend to our clients.
It's a special location to us because its the first location our Director of Operations ever went on a backpacking trip and it continues, year in, year out, to exceed the expectations of anyone who reaches it. The North Cascades, just a couple hours from downtown Seattle, is a National Park that is arguably the best backpacking in the United States.
This evening, the trail team was happy to find this little pocket of bare land amongst huge snowfields and granite boulders, overlooking Mt Baker and the Puget Sound. One of the most curious aspects of the trip was the way that the team gleaned drinking water from a small trickle of snowmelt down below their position. In the evening, you could fill a liter of water in seconds...but when the temperature cooled the following morning, it took about 5 minutes to fill the same bottle!
Back 40 wants to help you experience moments like these, let us know how we can help."
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A campspot along the Pacific Crest Trail between Tinker Knob & Donner Pass.
Bridger-Teton National Forest is a great option for free camping with sought-after skies.
Another incredible shot of the Milky Way taken from a camp spot within the Oregon Cascades.