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!

Info
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Sat, Jun 12, 2021 — Sun, Jun 13, 2021
  • Seattle Youth Outreach Committee
  • Backpacking
  • Adults
  • 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!

Route/Place

Baker River & East Baker Lake


Roster
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)

Optional

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