Zach Wais
Zach W

BACKPACK TRIP & DIAMOND PEAK ASCENT

Climbing · Eugene, OR, United States
  • 3 days
  • 1 - 5 people
  • Challenging
$150Per Person
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I will guide you nearly end-to-end through the Diamond Peak Wilderness near Eugene, OR. The trip can be done in 2 days with an early AM summit of Diamond Peak but this short-cuts the prettiest and best graded parts of the trail and requires a 14 mile descent, which most would find uncomfortable. The 2 night route would take you through a series of pristine mountain lakes with amazing views of jagged Mt. Yoran and the summit of Diamond Peak behind. The climb to the top of Diamond Peak is strenuous but doesn't require technical gear. I would require at least in-step crampons if you desire to summit with more than a few feet of snow present. Currently NO snow on peak. The route out is lacking the alpine views but follows the PCT back to Odell Lake, passing numerous ridge line ponds and a spectacular lake view near the T.H.
Please inquire, I am a college student without a set schedule
I have climbed (hiked) the summit Diamond Peak on numerous occasions under sometimes inclement weather. Additionally I have been a dweller of the Pacific NW for nearly a decade and have been a bipedal adventurer set on Cascade exploration for even longer. I am an Eagle Scout and have taught wilderness survival at a variety of institutions.
  • Food for entire trip
  • Water purification
  • First Aid gear (including blister aid)
  • Emergency gear
  • Your own map & compass (and instruction, if needed)
  • Transportation to/from Trail Head
  • Basic Gear such as boots & backpack
  • Tent for 3+ (I only have a 2 person)
  • I can assist with a local rental company if needed
  • Favorite snacks
  • Entertainment (mp3 player, book, drawing pad, etc)
  • Water bottles (2 liters required)
  • Epi Pen, if you are at-risk
  • Durable rain gear, I will provide garbage bags for light rain/drizzle
McCredie hot springs is my usual "civilization-preparedness" spot on my way back to Eugene. It's a short, flat hike and if you don't mind the possibility of pleasant conversation with naked aging hippies we should take a moment to de- and then re-compress :)
Full refund 2 days prior to tour.
Eugene, OR
  • Day 1
    Meet in Eugene Pack/gear check, visit outfitters if necessary Trip to grocery for snacks and lunch (lunch included) Head to T.H. (1.3 hours or so) Hike either 4.5 - 7 miles to camp, depends on mood of group and weather Dinner, Camp for night
  • Day 2
    Wake at dawn Breakfast, pack up, head out Hike 3 - 5.5 miles, drop packs (I will carry H20 and food for summit) Continue to West ridge, follow route to summit Descend to pack cache ~2 miles downhill to water source and camping
  • Day 3
    Wake up at discretion of group Breakfast Leisurely downhill upwards of 10 miles to return to TH @ Odell Lake Great opportunities for swimming and cliff jumping on way back Visit hot spring on trip back to town Stop @ hamburger joint in Oak Ridge (included)
  • Backpack Trip & Diamond Peak Ascent
  • Backpack Trip & Diamond Peak Ascent

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$150
Per Person
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