Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Pratt Lake Trail

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. If space allows, we’ll actually camp at the nearby and much more attractive Lower Tuscohatchie.

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Strenuous, Winter Scramble
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,200 ft
  • Pace: 1-1.5 mph

Issaquah Park and Ride, Friday at 10 AM

We’ll take the Pratt Lake trail to a highpoint at 4200 feet. We’ll then descend to Pratt Lake and continue for another .6 miles to Lower Tuscohatchie Lake, which is very scenic with attractive camping spots. That’s 6 miles. On Saturday we’ll do side-trips to the even more scenic Melakwa Lake and probably Pratt Lake (a bonus 6 miles total).


Pratt Lake Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

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