Welcome to the Backcountry Essentials website! Here at Backcountry we provide the means to access the beautiful PNW and all it has to offer. From crampons to summit Mt. Shuksan to a hammock to sleep by Baker lake, we have the resources to help you gear up and go play!

Our staff is dedicated to helping you enjoy your time off to the fullest extent. With first hand experience,  we can provide tips and tricks to show you how to use gear so you can approach every adventure with confidence.

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BCE Summer Trail Challenge

The Challenge is back! Hike 7 of these 9 awesome trails to be entered into a raffle to win some great hiking gear! Prizes include: Deuter Backpack, Petzl Headlamp, Oboz Boots, Columbia Rain Jacket, and Darn Tough Socks. All you have to do is post a photo of your hike to Instagram and hashtag #BCESUMMERTRAILCHALLENGE to enter!

1.       Raptor Ridge Overlook

2.       Squires Lake

3.       Gold Mine Trail

4.       Lake Ann 

5.       Lake Whatcom Trail

6.       Lookout Mountain Preserve

7.       Yellow Aster Butte

8.       South Lost Lake Trail

9.       Pine Cedar Lake