Ancient Lake


Backpack - Ancient Lake

This will be a mentored backpack trip at a social pace. Two beautiful waterfalls, multiple beautiful lakes from ancient geologic activity, and possibly some late blooming flowers.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft

This information will be provided to the approved participants by email.

Detailed information will be provided to participants that have been granted permission to register.  [leader's  permission is required to ensure this trip is a good match for participants]

The most important thing to remember about this hike is there is no potable [drinkable water (EVEN AFTER FILTERING)]throughout this trip.  ALL water in the area is agricultural runoff, and is contaminated by chemicals used by farmers.  It can be hot [average temp 75degres ] at this time of the year, so everyone should carry in at least 3 liters of water or energy drink for drinking, plus what you need for cooking [aprox 2 more liters].  It is also recommend to have at least one more liter of fluids per person in the cars left at the trailhead for rehydration. 

Will backpack in on Saturday morning and set camp up,  If the group is interested, we will than hike out to a big lake for views and pics.   The greatest danger on this trip is dehydration.  For that reason, we will break camp and hike out right after breakfast on Sunday morning  [around 9am].  There will be an optional lunch stop wherever the group chooses on the way home




Ancient Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp/tent stakes
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • 5-6 liters of water/hydration
  • Bear canister or rodent resistant stuff sack.  There are no trees to hang food from.
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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