Seattle Junior MAC Snow Caving

Youth activity: Junior MAC

Seattle Junior MAC Snow Caving - Smith Brook Area

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

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 Youth Outreach Committee
  • Youth
  • Adults
  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • Meet at the trailhead (TBD) Saturday AM
  • 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. 



Smith Brook Area

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

*Mountaineers can provide. Let Katy know by Jan 31.

  • Snowshoes*
  • Snowshoe poles*
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag* (could bring two and put one inside the other if necessary)
  • Sleeping pad*
  • 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)
  • Gaiters*
  • Waterproof shell (jacket and pants, breathable, with a hood on the jacket)
  • Down jacket or extra fleece layer
  • Underwear (at least three pairs; synthetic) 
  • Stocking cap (wool or synthetic)
  • Brimmed hat
  • Waterproof gloves/mittens (at least two pairs)
  • Liner gloves
  • Masks/Hand sanitizer
  • Sunglasses/goggles (Polarized, broad spectrum UV protection)
  • Bowl, Cup, Spoon
  • Water bottles (at least two liters)
  • Headlamp/flashlight (spare batteries and bulb)
  • Change of clothes in the car

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 Jan 31

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