Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails

OPTIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL FIELD TRIP ONLY FOR THOSE B3 STUDENTS WHO ARE BEGINNERS AND WANT EXTRA PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE BEFORE GOING ON A REGULAR MOUNTAINEERS BACKPACK. PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE OF THESE FIELD TRIPS!

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,550 ft

TBD

This is an easy 6 mile round-trip overnight backpack with 2,550 ft in total elevation gain. Start on a road turned to trail in a second growth forest, switch to a trail that goes over Bandera ridge and finally drops down to an Mason Lake. There is the option to continue on to Island and Rainbow Lakes.

These field trips are designed to give B3 students the opportunity to try out gear and new skills with only fellow B3 students on an easy to moderate overnight backpack with an experienced mentor.  While this trip can count toward your B3 graduation requirement, they are not meant to be your primary backpack trips to that requirement - many more backpack trips will be scheduled through the season for you to join and complete your 3 required trips.

Route/Place

Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials, plus overnight gear as specified by the trip leader

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