Seattle Nomads Backpack

Youth activity: Nomads

Seattle Nomads Backpack - Baker River & East Baker Lake

Phase 3 trip for Nomads. Join us for a weekend of backpacking!

  • Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 650 ft

Meet Saturday, June 12 at 8:30am: At the Baker Lake Trailhead

We will return to the trailhead at approximately 2pm on Sunday, June 13.

Join fellow Nomads on the trial! Practice the skills we've been learning all year in order to stay happy and healthy for a weekend of backpacking.  We will be camping at Maple Grove (~4mi in) and can explore the lake on Saturday afternoon if we have the time and energy. The site will have bear vaults so no need for bear cans or hang bags for the weekend.

Trip Sheet: Posted within two weeks prior to the trip.

Guests: If spots are still available one week prior to the trip, email Tom to request that a friend or sibling be able to join.

There is a Pre-Trip Meeting that will be held on May 25th between 6:30 - 7pm to discuss our backpack.

Please request gear from Hannah and the Gear Library by June 1 to borrow gear for the trip!


Baker River & East Baker Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag/Sleeping pad
  • Pack cover or plastic bag for water repellence
  • Wool/synthetic socks (minimum of three pairs)
  • Hiking Boots
  • Layers
  • Warm jacket
  • Warm pants
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Camp shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Bowl, Cup, Spoon
  • Water (at least two liters)
  • Headlamp/Flashlight (spare batteries)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Van Bag with change of clothes, snacks, money for on road (optional)
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • 10 Essentials
  • Food storage: casual food storage (we will have bear vaults at our site)


  • Camera
  • Playing cards
  • Hacky sack
  • Frisbee
  • Journal and pen
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