Alpine Scrambling Course - Kitsap - Field Trip 3

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course - Kitsap - Field Trip 3 - Hurricane Ridge Area

Snow! Today we travel on it, dive into it and slide over it.

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  • Easy+
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 - 2 MPH

Meet at Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles at 08:30

We'll be hands on considering and experiencing everything we've read about in Freedom of the Hills.

We will be learning about walking uphill and downhill in snowshoes and crampons, staying in balance on slopes, ice axe usage for travel and self arrest, and other fun things.


Hurricane Ridge (winter)

  • Green Trails Hurricane Ridge/Elwha North No. 134S

    Custom Correct Hurricane Ridge

    USGS Mt Angeles
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Helmet
  • Ice Ax
  • Crampons
  • Gators
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Snow shoes (Highly advised - leader's call before the trip)
  • Appropriate clothing for the trip/weather (Lots of layers)
  • Backpack
  • Ten Essentials
  • Water and food for the day
  • Come to this trip ready to scramble with all your gear. 
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