Seattle Jr. MAC Overnight Snow Camp - Paradise (Mount Rainier)

Youth activity: Junior MAC

Seattle Jr. MAC Overnight Snow Camp - Paradise (Mount Rainier)

This is a snow backpacking trip close to Paradise parking lot (Mount Rainier National Park). We will snowshoe 0.5 miles from the parking lot to a snow covered meadow and set up camp, build furniture out of snow, build caves and practice other snow skills.

  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 0.5 mi

We will be meeting by Whittaker Mountaineering in Ashford  and caravanning from there to Paradise Parking Lot 

We will spend the weekend snowshoeing in and camping in the snow.

IMPORTANT INFO

  • Trip Sheet: Here
  • Parking: Paradise Parking Lot 46.785838817527356, -121.7354454475881
  • Carpool: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/sxkgep
  • Weather: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?textField1=46.78622&textField2=-121.7353718
  • Road Conditions: Check MRNP Twitter for winter travel restriction and gate opening information before leaving. 4WD is highly recommended. Chains are required within the park in winter season. You must carry chains in your trunk  even if you don't think you will need them.
  • Pass: National Park Pass
  • Guests: If spots are still available one week prior to the trip, email [NAME] to request that a friend or sibling be able to join.
  • Land Acknowledgement: We will be recreating on the lands/waters of the Pacific Northwest Indian Tribes, including the [peoples with ancestral lands where we are - use this map to determine], who live here and steward these lands and waters as they have since time immemorial. The Seattle Mountaineers Youth Clubs encourage you to recreate mindfully and respectfully on our upcoming trip to these native lands.

BORROWING GEAR?

REQUEST GEAR BY [ADD DATE]

  • All gear: Use this sheet to submit by EOD Sunday Jan 28.
Route/Place

Paradise



  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

CAMPING/SNOW TRAVEL ITEMS

10 ESSENTIALS ITEMS

  • Sunglasses/goggles (Polarized, broad spectrum UV protection)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bowl, Cup, Spoon
  • Stove + fuel*
  • Water filtration device
  • Water bottles (at least two liters)
  • Headlamp/flashlight (spare batteries and/or second headlamp)
  • Hand/foot warmers

EXTRA NICE STUFF

  • Tea candles (optional)
  • Full change of clothes for sleeping
  • Full change of clothes for in the morning (don't want you to be having to put on frozen clothes you used for digging the day prior)
  • Change of clothes in the car
  • any other 10 Essentials not mentioned here
  • Toiletries (including blue bag; we won't have access to a bathroom)

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

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

OTHER SUGGESTIONS

 Booties for the night.  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.

BORROWING GEAR?

  • Snowshoes: Email the trip leader
  • Other gear: Submit your request to the gear library
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