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.

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.
  • Sat, Feb 19, 2022 — Sun, Feb 20, 2022
  • Seattle Snowshoeing Committee
  • Snowshoeing
  • Basic
  • Adults
  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,700 ft


NOTE: Field Trip location may be changed.   Course leaders will keep participants advised.   You may reach out to the course and field trip contacts as needed for confirmation. 

NOTE: Due to the ongoing pandemic and the rise of variants of the COVID-19 virus, we will evaluate the restrictions closer to the course dates and modify the course as needed for the safety of our students and instructors.

The Winter Camping Course Field Trip is an overnight trip.  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.


students will earn:


Austin Pass (winter)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Snowshoe Overnight Trip

  • Everything from day trip checklist

Camping gear

  • Additional dry clothing for sleeping
  • Shovel - collapsible, metal preferred
  • Sturdy, four season tent with rain fly
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Stove and stove platform
  • Stove fuel
  • Large pot for melting snow
  • Cup and spoon
  • Plenty of high-fat food

Optional equipment

  • Whisk broom for sweeping out snow
  • 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.  Some people bring small battery-powered Christmas lights to enhance the camp site. Be creative and have fun.

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