Field Trip #3

Field trip: Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Course

Field Trip #3 - Cowlitz Gap & Rocks (winter)

Required Field Trip #3 (option 1 of 2) for the backcountry touring course

  • M1 Mountain 1 Ski, Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft

TBD details will be announced at the first lecture. Location and exact date may vary depending on weather and avalanche conditions.

Route/Place

Cowlitz Gap & Rocks (winter)



  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots, skis/snowboard, poles
  • Climbing skins (or other method to travel uphill on snow)
  • Avalanche shovel (metal blade)
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche probe
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