Seattle Snowshoe Winter Camping Field Trip

Field trip: Snowshoe / Winter Camping Course

Seattle Snowshoe Winter Camping Field Trip - Grace Lakes

Field trip for the Seattle Winter Camping course. Make up for 2021 students, due to extreme road and avalanche conditions.

Info
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  • Sat, Mar 20, 2021 — Sun, Mar 21, 2021
  • Seattle Snowshoeing Committee
  • Snowshoeing
  • Basic
  • Adults
  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,600 ft

Meet at Steven's Pass North parking lot "D" between or close to black poles. (overnight parking) 8am.

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.

Badges

students will earn:

Route/Place

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.
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
  • 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.  Some people bring small battery-powered Christmas lights to put by the entrance of their snow caves. Be creative and have fun.

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