Seattle Junior MAC Snow Cave Building

Youth activity: Junior MAC

Seattle Junior MAC Snow Cave Building - Baker Lodge

[SALMON POD] Phase 2 trip for Jr. MAC. Join for an over night where you will sleep in a snow cave YOU BUILD :)

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  • Sat, Feb 13, 2021 — Sun, Feb 14, 2021
  • Seattle Youth Outreach Committee
  • Youth
  • Adults
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • SAT FEB 13, 9AM: Meet at Baker Lodge 
  • Choose ideal snowy area; dig snow caves; sleep in them
  • Sunday AM: collapse snow caves; snowshoe out to cars; drive home

Jr. MAC will use their snow cave building skills to build their own snow caves and sleep in them. 

Please read over the trip sheet.



Baker Lodge

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    Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13SX

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

*Mountaineers can provide. Let Katy know by Feb 5.

  • Snowshoes*
  • Trekking poles*
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag* (could bring two and put one inside the other if necessary or liner + sleeping bag; Mountaineers can provide)
  • Sleeping pad* (could bring two; foam ones will be more insulated)
  • Tarp (to put under your sleeping bad and wrap over you to protect from drips in the cave)
  • Pack cover or plastic bag for water repellence
  • Wool/synthetic socks (at least three pairs)
  • Boots (insulated, waterproof)
  • Long sleeve (synthetic)
  • Long underwear (synthetic)
  • Warm jacket (fleece or wool)
  • Warm pants (fleece or wool)
  • Snow pants (two ideally so you have a non-frozen pair for the morning)
  • Gaiters*
  • Rain jacket 
  • Down jacket or extra fleece layer
  • Underwear (at least three pairs; synthetic) 
  • Warm hat (wool or synthetic)
  • Brimmed hat
  • Waterproof gloves/mittens/liner gloves (at least two pairs; you can't have too many pairs of gloves in my opinion)
  • Masks (multiple)/Hand sanitizer
  • 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
  • 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
  • 10 Essentials
  • Toiletries (including blue bag; we won't have access to a bathroom)

Check out the gear that can be borrowed from the gear library. If you'd like to borrow anything from the gear library, please let Katy know by Feb 5

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