Basic Backpacking Field Trip - Lower Lena Lake

Field trip: Basic Backpacking

Basic Backpacking Field Trip - Lower Lena Lake

Overnight field trip for the Basic Backpacking Course. Please note this is a Friday-Saturday trip to avoid the holiday weekend crowds.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft

Plan is to meet at the trailhead for Lower Lena Lake (47.5997, -123.1512) at 9am on Friday. We will do a preliminary gear check and backpack fitting in the parking lot, and hope to be moving by 10am. This also depends on ferry schedule.

We will spend the night, have a leisurely breakfast, then hike back out on Saturday. We should be back to the cars on Saturday by 1300ish.

About Basic Backpacking Field Trips

The Basic Backpacking Field Trip is the final scheduled activity of the Basic Backpacking Course.  For most students it will be their first overnight trip in the backcountry.  Basic Backpacking Field Trips are usually single-night trips along Easy or Moderate routes that do not present any unusual technical challenges. 

This will be a lovely overnight trip to Lower Lena Lake. We will be moving at a casual pace, more concerned with testing out gear and experiencing the outdoors than any speed records.

*This trip will happen rain or shine.* Multiple emails will be sent out prior to the trip with weather details, gear lists, and other important details.  


Lena Lake

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See course lectures and handouts.

More details to come. 

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