Backpack - Baker Lake


Backpack - Baker Lake

This easy 10-mile round trip backpack follows a trail paralleling the east bank of Baker Lake, and features old-growth forest. The trail goes by massive hulks of ancient Douglas firs, western hemlocks, and western red cedars. The Silver Creek Camp has a spectacular view of Mt. Baker.

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  • Sat, May 2, 2015 — Sun, May 3, 2015
  • Foothills Backpacking Committee
  • Backpacking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft

We will meet at the trailhead at 9:15 am.    (Of course carpools are a good idea.)  A Northwest Forest Pass is required.  It is about a 2 hour drive from Seattle to the trailhead.

Although open to all club members over age 18, this trip is also part of the B3 backpacking Building Blocks series and eligible for B3 course credit. In addition, this backpack will have a practical instructional/learning focus and offer experience in proper gear use and camp set-up techniques.

From the trailhead we'll hike north approximately 5 miles to Silver Creek Camp for an overnight.  The next morning we'll have time to explore before hiking back to the trailhead.


Baker 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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