Join us as we hike water into aid station #4 (Ape Canyon) on the Volcanic 50 course. This race course is remote and vehicles cannot drive to any of the aid stations. This is the how we stock the aid station for the race.
We’ll meet at the Ape Canyon trail head and load up our packs with jugs of water and then hike 5 miles up to the aid station. After we return to our cars, we’ll have some tasty treats and drinks.
To make this a little more fun, we will weigh each person before they load up with water and after their pack is full and calculate the ratio of water carried to body weight. Whoever has the most will win an entry into this or next year’s race. AND, every Sherpa will receive a special Sherpa shirt.
Please bring a backpacking-sized pack. Trekking poles can be helpful.
This day is always a lot of fun and we promise you’ll use muscles you didn’t know you had.
From Cougar WA take Lewis River Road east for 2.8 miles. The road then changes to Forest Road 90. Continue on Forest Road 90 to Forest Road 83, approximately 4 miles and turn left. Drive Forest Road 83 for 8.4 miles to the Ape Canyon Trailhead. The trailhead is on the left just before the end of the road at the Lava Canyon Trailhead.
A Northwest Forest Pass is needed and not available for sale at the trailhead, so get one before leaving town.