Seattle Snowshoe Winter Camping Field Trip - Grace Lakes

Field trip: Snowshoe / Winter Camping Course

Seattle Snowshoe Winter Camping Field Trip - Grace Lakes

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 13, 2021 — Sun, Feb 14, 2021
  • Seattle Snowshoeing Committee
  • Snowshoeing
  • Basic
  • Adults
  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 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. 

The Winter Camping Course Field Trip is an overnight trip on the snow.  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:


Grace Lakes

  • USGS Stevens Pass

    Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Snowshoe Overnight Trip

  • Everything from day trip checklist

Camping gear

  • Additional dry clothing for sleeping
  • Shovel - collapsible, metal preferred
  • Study, 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
  • Rubber gloves for use creating individual bivouac 
  • Snow saw (for igloos)
  • Bivy bag
  • Sleeping bag liner

Other suggestions

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 put by the entrance of their tents.

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