Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Lena Lake

A moderate, 6 mile round trip day hike with 1,300 ft of elevation gain. The trail goes up through forests above Lena Creek to a secluded lake. This is a beautiful sub-alpine lake formed by a massive rock slide 5,000 years ago. 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: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,225 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,925 ft
  • Pace: 1-1.5 mph


Lower Lena Lake can be quite popular and thus a little crowded but it’s a nice easy trip.


Lena Lake

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

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