Basic Snowshoeing Field Trip - Pod Version

Field trip: Basic Snowshoeing Course

Basic Snowshoeing Field Trip - Pod Version - Commonwealth Basin

Field trip for the Seattle Basic Snowshoe Course.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 900 ft

West Summit Snoqualmie - Lower Parking Lot at 8 am for gear check and briefing.  We'll cross the road as a group and head up the basin after that.

Be sure to read "COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS" below.

The field trip is your opportunity to practice the techniques presented in the lectures and reading material under the guidance of experienced instructors. Each field trip covers material in a limited amount of time.

Your performance on the field trip will be evaluated and discussed with you by your instructors. In order to get the most benefit out of the field trip, you should do the following:

  • Prepare for the field trip. Review lecture material, reading material and handouts.
  • Practice the techniques beforehand.
  • Be prepared for a full, long day at the field trip. Don’t bring family, friends or pets.
  • Arrive early enough to park and make whatever preparations are necessary so you can be ready to begin at the starting time.

Please remember that your instructors and leaders are all volunteers.  They all have something to teach you and deserve your attention and courtesy.  Everyone is there to help you and to answer your questions – the only foolish question is the one not asked.

Note:  It is Mountaineers policy that alcohol and controlled substances may not be used before or during club tours and field trips. 

COVID-19 Considerations

For the 2020-2021 season all Seattle Snowshoeing field trips follow The Mountaineers COVID-19 Guidance for WA Phase 2, and all participants must follow The Mountaineers COVID-19 Code of Conduct (please read).   Some Phase 2 guidelines relevant to this field trip include:

  • Carpooling with people outside your household is not recommended.
  • All participants must wear a mask that can be quickly raised and lowered while on the move.
  • All participants must bring hand sanitizer.
  • Whenever possible the group will practice social distancing (6' apart).  Masks must be raised when in situations where social distancing is not possible.
  • Students may not participate if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have had any symptoms in the prior 14 days.

Commonwealth Basin

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See course description.

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