Seattle Nomads Snow Cave Building

Youth activity: Nomads

Seattle Nomads Snow Cave Building - Paradise (Mount Rainier)

[BARRED OWL POD] Phase 2 trip for Nomads. Join for a day of playing in the snow and building snow caves.

  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Meet at Longmire at Mt. Rainier at 8:30AM Sunday morning.
Return Sunday evening.

We will spend the day playing in the snow and building snow caves.

Trip Sheet



  • 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.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

*Can be borrowed from The Mountaineers. Let Katy know by Jan 4 how many pairs of snowshoes you need and any other gear you need.

  • Snowshoes*
  • Trekking poles*
  • Boots (insulated and waterproof)
  • Gaiters*
  • Warm clothing and extra synthetic layers (we will be digging in the snow ALL day)
  • Long underwear top and bottom (synthetic)
  • Wool or synthetic socks
  • Liner socks (optional, but recommended)
  • Fleece or wool sweater
  • Waterproof shell (jacket and pants, breathable with hood on jacket)
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Stocking hat (wool or synthetic)
  • Water (at least 2L)
  • Lunch
  • Day pack
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