This is a fairly easy one night backpack to Baker Lake in Great Basin National Park. My primary goal will be Baker Peak (my 48th of the LVMC 50 peaks), but those who wish to do only the backpack are welcome. The proposed plan:
Saturday early (maybe Friday night): Leave Las Vegas
Saturday morning: Backpack up to Baker Lake
Saturday afternoon: Optional hike up Johnson Peak
Sunday morning: Optional hike to Baker Peak (both summits)
Sunday afternoon: Hike out and head back to Las Vegas
While not part of the official plan, some may want to add Pyramid Peak (another LVMC classic 50 peak) and it adds only 650' and half a mile to the Johnson Peak hike.
Total Distance: 12 miles round trip to the lake, 3 miles round trip for Johnson Peak, and 2 miles round trip to Baker Peak
Total Elevation Gain: 2,600' to Lake, 1,200' to Johnson Peak, and 1,900' to Baker Peak
Altitude: 8,000' - 12,305' (camp at 10,600')
Terrain Description: Trail to Baker Lake, on and off-trail to Johnson Peak (class 1-2), challenging off-trail (class 2-3) to Baker Peak
Approximate Hiking Time: 5 hours (Baker Lake), 2.5 hours (Johnson Peak), 4 hours (Baker Peak)
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