Stewardship - High Hut

Trip

Stewardship - High Hut

Frontcountry support for the MTTA Tour de Huts

Info
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  • Easy+
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 1.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 100 ft

South Renton Park and Ride at 6:00am.

The Mount Tahoma Trails Association (MTTA) Hut and Trail System is  North America's largest No Fee Hut-to-Hut Trail System.  It is a unique, local, volunteer-run resource that serves as a destination for Mountaineers  trips every season. We'll show our appreciation and support by volunteering at their Tour de Huts, an annual Open House event attended by over 120 participants each year.

We'll be staffing two "front country" aspects of the event: sign-in and parking. We'll work in pairs, and should be finished by midafternoon, though exact times will not be known until closer to the event. We may be required to make some easy passages across the snow, but no significant snowshoeing will be required. (In particular, our tasks will not require us to hike up to the huts themselves - doing so would have made this an Intermediate/Strenuous snowshoe.)

Even though this is an easy event in terms of strenuousness, we will still be outside all day in winter at an elevation of about 3000'. Volunteers must have adequate clothing and gear for staying warm and hydrated outdoors all day. Because we will be not be doing anything strenuous, this will require more insulation than is required for an active trip.

Though open to all, this trip is intended as a way for students in the Seattle Backcountry Snowshoe Course to satisfy their Stewardship requirement by giving back to the local Winter Recreation Community. 

Badges

participants will earn:

Route/Place

Snow Bowl Hut, High Hut & The Yurt


Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Clothing and gear for an easy day spent outside in winter conditions.  

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