Esmeralda Basin


Backpack - Esmeralda Basin & Lake Ann

Overnight trip to beautiful Lake Ann in the Teanaway. Intended to provide an empowering and enjoyable experience to beginning backpacking students. We will be more focused on enjoying the journey and gaining more experience in the backcountry than pace.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph

Will be communicated via email 1 week before trip.

Intended for Seattle Beginning Backpack course students who need a backpack trip credit.



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 which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp, if desired
  • 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

we can discuss as a group what gear can be shared, if desired. Keeping group small to accommodate limited sharing in light of COVID-19 community status.

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