Seattle Snowshoe Winter Camping Field Trip

Field trip: Snowshoe / Winter Camping Course

Seattle Snowshoe Winter Camping Field Trip - Austin Pass (winter)

Field trip for the Seattle Winter Camping course.

Info
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  • Sat, Mar 16, 2019 — Sun, Mar 17, 2019
  • Seattle Snowshoeing Committee
  • Snowshoeing
  • Beginner
  • Adults
  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,500 ft

 Meet at Mt Baker parking lot 9am Saturday morning.

The Winter Camping Course Field Trip is an overnight trip on the snow near Mount Baker.  It is a weekend outing, starting early with a full day on Saturday, and ending mid-day Sunday. 

Details will be presented at the course lecture.

Route/Place

Austin Pass (winter)


Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Snowshoe Overnight Trip

  • Everything from day trip checklist

Camping gear

  • Avalanche probe for scouting snow cave locations
  • Additional dry clothing for sleeping
  • Shovel - collapsible, metal preferred
  • Study, four season tent with rain fly
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • R5 rated sleeping mat(s)
  • Stove and stove platform
  • Stove fuel
  • Large pot for melting snow
  • Cup and spoon
  • Plenty of high-fat food
  • Wands to alert skiers to your cave

Optional equipment

  • Whisk broom for sweeping out snow
  • Rubber gloves for smoothing out snow cave walls
  • Snow saw (for igloos)
  • Bivy bag
  • Sleeping bag liner

Other suggestions

Bring a deck of cards or a game - something fun for the evening. Booties for the night. Another dessert! Remember to have a complete set of dry socks and underwear to sleep in. Plan group meals with others in your camping group. Some people bring small battery-powered Christmas lights to put by the entrance of their snow caves.

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