Seattle Junior MAC Snow Cave Building

Youth activity: Junior MAC

Seattle Junior MAC Snow Cave Building - Stevens Lodge

[ORCA 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, 8:30AM: Meet at the far NW end of parking lots 3 & 4 Stevens Pass 
  • Walk to a snowy area of your choosing near, but not right outside, Stevens Lodge. 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.



Stevens Lodge

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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