Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Baker River & East Baker Lake

An easy early season overnight backpack trip of 13 miles with 650 ft elevation gain. Hike along Baker River through old growth forest with possible view of Mt Baker and Mt Shuksan. This field trip will give B3 students the opportunity to try out gear and new skills on an easy overnight backpack with an experienced mentor.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 650 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,000 ft


A relaxed beginner’s backpack trip to give you the opportunity to test out your gears and skills you have learned.


Baker River & East Baker Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

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