Loowit Backpack Logistics

photo courtesy David Anderson






How do I register?

Ready to backpack with us? Simply click here and sign up! Feel free to call us with questions. We can be reached at 360-449-7883..

Where do we meet? What time do we start and finish?

You'll meet your hiking guides and group in Amboy, Washington for an orientation meeting at 2:00 PM Thursday, August 9th. We’re about 1 hour north of Portland and about 3 hours south of Seattle. We should return to our vehicles Amboy, WA on Sunday no later than 7:00pm. The address for our office is: 

42218 NE Yale Bridge Rd
Amboy, WA 98601 

Check out our Travel Resources page for information on transportation, lodging and more. 

Safety considerations

Your safety is of utmost important to us. Our trips are led by professional guides, with a certified wilderness first responder on every trip, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. We also have experienced Mountain Steward volunteers assisting on every trip, creating a very low MSHI:participant ratio. We've developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency, and all trips carry an emergency communications radio. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at (360) 449-7883 for more information. 


Your trip will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid guiding background, years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. The guides will be accompanied by Mountain Steward volunteers. Check out our staff page for bios.

Weather at Mount St. Helens 

As a volcano that covers a broad elevational range in the Pacific Northwest, weather conditions can be extremely varied. That said, we receive very little rain in July and August and highs are often in the 80’sand 90’s! To be fully prepared, please follow the recommended clothing list closely (this list comes as part of your email register).