Basic Snowshoe - Hyak Lake, Nordic Pass, Windy Pass & Mount Catherine


Basic Snowshoe - Hyak Lake, Nordic Pass, Windy Pass & Mount Catherine

Due to weather conditions, location changed to Nordic Pass at Snoqualmie. See "Hello" email message for complete update. Get your snow legs on! First of the season trip to assure winter driving, gear and body all work the way you want. Low stress. READ LEADER'S NOTES before registering

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,200 ft
  • Pace: 2mph (average moving pace)
  • 9am, Longmire, Mt Rainier National Park
  • Weather forecast - from, from NWS, from NWAC (Trip elevation: 5200' to 6200')
  •  Avalanche forecast -
  • Rain or lack of new snow will cancel the trip. 
  • Hazardous  avalanche, weather or road conditions will cancel trip
  • Our goal destinations are Nisqually Vista and Glacier Vista, conditions permitting (LINK to webcams)
  • Sign up if your profile shows recent activities demonstrating 2mph pace at higher altitude (Please note: I check profiles)
  • Leader permission is required. Sorry no students for this trip. Students, if registered, will be removed from the roster.
  • If you have a completed badge for Basic or Intermediate Snowshoeing or Alpine Scrambling or Climbing, you may check the box "The leader of this trip has explicitly given me permission... " and register.
  • Style of this trip:
    • Reintroduce ourselves to our winter gear setup, make sure everything works it should
    • Remind our muscles and lungs what 2mph on snowshoes at 5000'-6000' elevation feels like
    • Practice some basic snowshoeing skills (falling down, plunge step, etc)
    • Low stress, but you must be adequately fit for this trip
    • Have fun together in a snowy wonderland 

Hyak Lake, Nordic Pass, Windy Pass & Mount Catherine

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