Intermediate Snowshoe Field Trip (Ice Ax)

Field trip: Intermediate Snowshoeing

Intermediate Snowshoe Field Trip (Ice Ax) - Bullion Basin

CANCELED DUE TO AVALANCHE DANGER. Field trip for the Foothills Backcountry Snowshoeing Skills course. Completion of the field trip is required prior to participating in Intermediate Snowshoe trips.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft


Skills Covered

  • Avalanche terrain travel rituals
  • Walking in balance
  • Ice Axe Skills
    • Self-belay
    • Self-arrest
  • Emergency bivouac
  • Snow pack evaluation

Bullion Basin

  • USGS Norse Peak

    Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271

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

Required Equipment

  • Snowshoes with side rails
  • Ice Axe
  • Helmet
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