Backpack - Ancient Lake


Backpack - Ancient Lake

Preference to Tacoma Branch Introduction to Backpacking Students. Trip will open to all Mountaineers on May 1.

  • *Varies*
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph

Quincy Lake Water Access Parking Lot at 9 am, Saturday September 23rd.

This outing has been re-located from American Lake and Naches Peak loop to the take advantage of drier and warmer conditions east of the Cascade Crest. Tentative route is to begin above Ancient Lakes Coulee at the Quincy Lakes Water Access parking lot and proceed down into the coulee and then to camp along the Columbia River. Open to changes as the group decides.


Ancient Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

To be discussed at lecture for Introduction to Backpacking course students.

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or Ursack 
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
  • Extra water
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