Seattle Nomads Snow Cave Building

Youth activity: Nomads

Seattle Nomads Snow Cave Building - Paradise (Mount Rainier)

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

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.
  • Sun, Jan 10, 2021
  • Seattle Youth Outreach Committee
  • Youth
  • Adults
  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Meet at the Paradise at Mt. Rainier Sunday morning as soon as you can get through the gate.
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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