Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Chelan Lakeshore Trail

This field trip will give B3 students the opportunity to try out gear and new skills on a two night moderate overnight backpack from Prince Creek to Stehekin on Lake Chelan with experienced mentors.

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 17.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,850 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph

Meet at the Lake Chelan Field's Point parking lot Friday at 8:30am to catch the 9:20am Lady Express boat to Prince Creek.

A boat ride, two nights backpacking along Lake Chelan, arriving in Stehekin (bakery!), and a  boat ride back to Field's Point will be a fulfilling three days.  See

Early priority registration will be given to students in Sarah's mentor group from April 1 through April 10 at 8pm.  Then any qualified B3 student can email Sarah at for leader permission to sign-up.  Permission requests are not accepted before this registration opening.

Thursday night camping fee near Fields Point Landing, Lady of the Lake ferry fee, and an overnight camping permit fee should be expected.  More information will be provide as trip details are finalized.


Chelan Lakeshore Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

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