Annually
Dates
Mt. Rainier National Park
Location
5 Days
Duration
Outdoor
Setting
Intermediate
Skill Level

Explore breathtaking scenery and reconnect with yourself and nature. As the highest point in Washington, Mt. Rainier gives one an amazing feeling that cannot be captured on film; you must experience it for yourself.

Mt. Rainier is a place nourished by water, carved by glaciers and enamored by humans. You’ll be surrounded by old-growth forests giving you a sense of the Northwest before the time of modern civilization. The energy and majesty of Mt. Rainier is the perfect backdrop for high alpine meadows and lakes, old growth forests and raging glacial fed rivers. We will be hiking a particularly spectacular part of Mt Rainier: from the Sunrise Lodge into high alpine meadows and Grand Park. Imagine stunning Mt. Rainier and all of its glory as you hike through high alpine meadows viewing glacial carved valleys and big stretches of beautiful wild flowers. This multi-day trip in alpine country offers a space for rewarding time spent in the backcountry, where the days slow down and time seems to slip away. We will visit multiple camps, hone route-finding skills, spend time each day with our yoga and meditation practice, gaze at impressive glaciated features, and enjoy the beauty of making time for ourselves.

We will be walking off-trail over rocks, talus, and in canyon streams. All of the hiking will be minimal – our focus is to get into the backcountry and set up a base camp from which we will explore each day. Your total mileage any one day will be up to 5 miles.

 

AGES 18+ for adult courses or 16+ with consent from a guardian and Kaf approval.
12-18 for youth courses.
PREREQUISITES This retreat is appropriate for yoga practitioners of all levels of experience and fitness. Yet, this experience is also backpacking retreat; you will be expected to carry a pack of 30 – 40 lbs. on your back for up to 4 hours at a time through relatively flat terrain.  No backpacking or yoga experience is required.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Connection with self, community, and nature
Yoga and Meditation
Local ecology, geology, flora and fauna
Route planning and navigation
Campcraft
Leave no trace ethics and environmental practices
INCLUDED 4 nights, 5 days of majesty, scenery, relaxation, and guided instruction provided by Kaf Adventures.  Read about our talented staff here.
Tasty and healthy backcountry food
All group equipment (shelter, cooking, maps, water purification, sanitation supplies)
Twice daily yoga and meditation practice
Carpooling options to and from Seattle
Park entrance fees plus camping and permitting fees
Help with logistical planning and pre-trip planning
An unforgettable experience crafted to build backpacking skill, deepen your yoga practice and experience the Self in the purity and awe of nature
NOT INCLUDED Transportation (carpool options available)
Parking passes
Personal clothing
Personal backpacking and Yoga equipment
Lunches
EQUIPMENT You will receive a full packing list following registration, but please feel free to contact us with any gear or equipment specific questions you have. A brief list of what you will need to provide for yourself:
Personal backpacking equipment, sleep system, pack, appropriate clothing, and footwear
RENTALS We offer full-service rentals. If you need any gear, please visit our rental page.
TRANSPORTATION & TIMES Transportation and times will be coordinated by email when the pre-trip announcement is sent to all registrants.
WHAT’S NEXT  Join us for a Backpacking: Custom course, or another Yoga + Wilderness offering.
Book Online
CUSTOM COURSES We can create any custom course you would like, in any of our disciplines: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Ice Climbing, Yoga + Wilderness, and Winter Recreation. If you don’t see a date or time that works for you, contact us, and we’ll arrange something. You can find our custom rates here.

Day O (Pre-Trip Meeting)
2.5 hour pre-trip meeting at our office. Time TBD. You will bring all personal gear and equipment to this meeting. We will go over the route and itinerary as well as go over personal and group gear to ensure everyone has what they need.

Day 1

Morning

– Gear review
– Last minute packing
– 8am Depart Seattle

Afternoon

– Park entrance and registration
– Goals and overview
– 1:00pm @ trailhead and pack in

Evening

– Orientation
– Dinner
– Opening circle & practice

Days 2 – 4

Morning

– Meditation & yoga practice
– Breakfast
– Pack up camp and hike

Afternoon

– Hiking lunch
– Free time or hike!
– Yoga & meditation practice

Evening

– Dinner
– Group discussions

Day 5

Morning

– Pack camp
– Closing practice & circle ceremony
– Late breakfast
– Pack out
– Drive back to Seattle
– Final group dinner

**Please note that scheduled itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances**

21 – 25 August

Book Online
CUSTOM COURSES We can create any custom course you would like, in any of our disciplines: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Ice Climbing, Yoga + Wilderness, and Winter Recreation. If you don’t see a date or time that works for you, contact us, and we’ll arrange something. You can find our custom rates here.

We are really excited to head out there with you! Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Book Online
CUSTOM COURSES We can create any custom course you would like, in any of our disciplines: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Ice Climbing, Yoga + Wilderness, and Winter Recreation. If you don’t see a date or time that works for you, contact us, and we’ll arrange something. You can find our custom rates here.