Ancient Lake

Trip

Backpack - Ancient Lake

ALUMNI BACKPACK. Let's find some sunshine on this one-night backpacking trip - dust off your gear and refresh your backpacking skills with us! Please note: spots on this trip are reserved for B3 or Tacoma Intro to Backpacking graduates for the first 3  weeks after registration opens. Leader Permission required.

  • *Varies*, Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 mph

We will meet at the Lower Ancient Lakes trailhead. Carpool suggestions, directions to TH, and meeting times will be provided later.

This will be a casual, moderately pace trip to start off the 2024 backpacking season! We'll hike in a couple of miles and set up camp, and then can explore the area and views for an additional 2-4 miles. This is a dry camp, so all of our water must be carried in from the trailhead for the entirety of the trip. More info to come closer to the date.

Route/Place

Ancient Lake


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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 extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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