Ancient Lake


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.


Ancient Lake

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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