Let's get this summer started early with a 3-day backpack up the Chiwaukum Creek drainage. We'll plan to meet at the Woodinville Park & Ride at 6am to carpool up highway 2 to the trailhead which is just before Tumwater. The hike is up a drainage and fairly low elevation to start. We'll hike to a point around 4-5 miles in to set up camp for 2 nights, giving us a day to explore further up a couple different drainages. If the snow is gone we may be able to explore all the way up to Chiwaukum Lake. This should be a fairly easy hike, so good for all levels of experience. My days off vary so it doesn't fall completely on a weekend, but for those of you that can get the time off, it should be a good early season primer. Let's get out there and do some hiking and camping!