East Bank Baker Lake (Trip) - Grades 6 & 7

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East Bank Baker Lake (Trip) - Grades 6 & 7

410.00

Wednesday, July 17 - Friday, July 19, 2019

Pre-Trip Meeting (Mandatory): Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Get ready to be spoiled with fabulous scenery! The east bank of Baker Lake offers a variety of views, from old growth forest, to stunning views of Komo Kulshan (Mt. Baker), to lakeside hang-outs. This trek is an opportunity for younger backpackers to practice backcountry skills and to stretch their edge while surrounded by the beauty of old growth forest and the gurgles of Noisy Creek. Along the way we’ll encounter footbridges, creek crossings, and ancient trees from which lichen hangs like curtains.

This trip will begin at the road-end Baker Lake trailhead and backpackers will have the opportunity to hike as far along the this trail as they desire. Along the way, we will focus on honing our backcountry skills together, discussing not only what it means to work in a team, but also the importance of taking initiative. Participants will play an active role in meal prep, camp set up, and camp chores. Read more here.

Total trip miles: 10 miles with full packs, collaboratively decided additional distance in day hike explorations.

Elevation Gain: Minimal

$410

Scholarship applications available during registration.

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2019 Itinerary - Dates, locations, and times all tentative and to be updated ASAP

Wednesday, July 17 - Friday, July 19, 2019

Pre-Trip Meeting (mandatory): Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Time: 10:00-1:00PM. Location: Cascades Montessori Middle School, 2710 McKenzie Avenue, Bellingham. Directions. Participants should bring backpack and everything on the gear list they plan to bring on the trip. While this meeting is for participants only, we're happy to fill parents in on everything we discuss!

DAY ONE

Meet at Cascades Montessori Middle School, 2710 McKenzie Avenue, Bellingham at 9:00AM. Directions. We’ll do a final gear check, then load our packs and ourselves onto the Wild Whatcom bus…more to come

DAY TWO

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DAY THREE

To come

Pick-up: Cascades Montessori Middle School, 2710 McKenzie Avenue, Bellingham. Time 4:30PM. Directions.

Learning Outcomes: Lessons learned and concepts covered on this adventure include an in-depth exploration of all Wild Whatcom mottos, healthy and supportive interpersonal communication, Leave No Trace (TM) ethics, collaborative leadership development, common sense camping, analyzing hazards and how to mitigate their risk, living with integrity, dealing with discomfort, exploring how our thinking affects our reality, ecology and botany of lakeshore ecosystems, wilderness awareness, survival priorities, navigation, preparedness, wildlife behavior, human impact on ecosystems, working with and through fears, collaboration and compromise, mountain weather systems, practicing gratitude, beginning backpacking skills, understanding personal potential, and more!

Participant pre-trip questionnaire and tetanus immunization required to participate.

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