Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Baker River to Noisy Creek Camp

This field trip will give B3 students the opportunity to try out gear and new skills on an easy overnight backpack with experienced mentors. Priority signup March 31 - April 6 for B3 students in Renee/Melinda's mentor group. Open to any B3 student starting April 7 after requesting permission to sign-up. Contact Renee at

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 - 2 mph

Meet at  9 am on Saturday, April 20  at the trailhead on the northern end of the lake. The northern trailhead is  2 1/4 hours from Seattle: Northwest Forest Pass is required for parking.

This is a relaxed, early season backpack along the East Bank trail of Baker Lake. We'll hike about 4.5 miles to Noisy Creek campground and take time with our set up to discuss your gear. Afterwards we can take an optional day hike along the lake shore through the old growth forest to the Big Doug, and, weather permitting, take in lovely views of Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan.

Caltopo GPS route:

Weather forecast:

Expect a Hello Hiker email about a week before the trip with detailed information.

We'll go rain or shine!  


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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