Esmeralda Basin


Backpack - Esmeralda Basin

Intermediate Backpack: a 3 day trip based at Lake Ann, using our lay day for local explorations.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 20.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,250 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

TBD. See group email

This is an Intermediate Backpack.  Preference will be given to participants in the Seattle Intermediate Backpacking Program.

We are aiming for a three day, two night backpack based at Lake Ann.  Optional excursions from camp include Van Epps peak, journeying north on the Lake Ann trail to Scatter Benchmark, exploring towards Van Epps mine and possible to South Scatter Creek Pass.  Overall, I view this trip as challenging given details of possible route finding and off-trail travel, but hike at a moderate pace and seek to create a cohesive team who will work well together.  


Esmeralda Basin

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Mount Stuart
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear

No helmet or ice axes, will turn back should we wish those things, but I often travel with microspikes, my favorite 11th essential

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