Backpack - Ancient Lake


Backpack - Ancient Lake

Easy early-season one-night backpack to desert lakes and waterfall. Offered as part of the B3 course but open to all qualified Mountaineers members over 18.

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  • Sat, Jun 11, 2016 — Sun, Jun 12, 2016
  • Foothills Backpacking Committee
  • Backpacking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft

65th St Park and Ride, Seattle - 9am

Beginner backpack.  Try out all that new gear you’ve purchased.  We’ll head out, set up camp and do some exploring.

Though open to all qualified Mountaineers members over 18, this trip is offered in conjunction with the Backpacking Building Blocks course, and as such, will include an incremental component of coaching, teaching and demonstration of gear and methods, tailored to the needs and interests of the participants.


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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