Backpack - Gothic Basin


Backpack - Gothic Basin

Spend the night in a jaw-dropping alpine basin where Gothic and Del Campo peaks tower over Foggy Lake. This trip is designed to provide extra gear and skills practice for B3 students.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,840 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2mph

Verlot Public Service Center, 7:45AM

The hike in is both steep and east-facing (lots of sun), however the hot start makes a dip in Foggy Lake that much more refreshing.

Although the total mileage is 9 miles, the maximum single day mileage is 4 miles.


Gothic Basin

  • Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX

    Green Trails Sloan Peak No. 111

    Green Trails Monte Cristo No. 143

    USGS Sloan Peak

    USGS Monte Cristo
  • See full route/place details.
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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