Seattle Pathfinders Mountaineers Lodge Weekend

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Seattle Pathfinders Mountaineers Lodge Weekend - Meany Lodge

[MUST BE VACCINATED] Pathfinders stay at one of the rustic Mountaineers Lodges for a weekend of snowy adventure.

  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Sunday february 20

  • 8AM: Arrive at Crystal Springs Parking (Lot 4/Overnight Lot) ready to load the Snow Cat
  • 8:30AM: Snow Cat will drive us to the lodge

Monday february 21

  • 3:30PM: Packed and ready to ride the Snow Cat back to the cars
  • 5PM: Return to cars

Lodge weekends offer Pathfinder families the opportunity to explore new, snowy pursuits and provide a warm and welcoming home base to explore from. Lodge activities include: snowshoeing, cross country or downhill skiing, sledding, snow cave building, board games, etc. 

Meals are  included: 

  • Sunday: Lunch & Dinner
  • Monday: Breakfast, Lunch, & Afternoon Snack



Doesn't matter if you're not eligible. This means you need to have had your second dose by February 5. Meany Lodge will be requesting proof of vaccination. 


No policies requiring you to be boosted, but it is definitely encouraged


  • Before the trip: We highly encourage you get tested within days prior to the trip. 
  • Rapid Tests: We will provide rapid Covid tests for everyone at the Feb 16 pre trip meeting. Please take the tests before bed on Saturday evening and email Katy a picture of your negative test (write your name on the side of the test).
  • If either of these tests are positive, unfortunately we won't be able to let you join on the trip (you'll be fully refunded for the cost of the lodge). 

Reach out to Katy if you have additional questions. 

Other important info

If you'd like to borrow gear, please submit your request to the gear library.


Meany Lodge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Meany Lodge Packing List and "How to" Pack for Meany Lodge


  • Boots (insulated and waterproof) 
  • Gaiters (optional but recommended)* 
  • Warm clothing and extra synthetic layers
  • Long underwear top and bottom (synthetic) 
  • Wool or synthetic socks (multiple pairs!!) 
  • Liner socks (optional but recommended) 
  • Fleece or wool sweater
  • Waterproof shell (jacket with hood and pants) 
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Liner gloves
  • Set of PJ’s to wear in the lodge
  • Stocking hat (wool or synthetic) 
  • Brimmed cap 
  • Lodge slippers
  • Sleeping stuff


  • Snowshoes* 
  • Poles*
  • A helmet for sledding
  • Backpack for snow activities and carrying stuff*
  • Duffle bag to carry everything else
  • Sleeping bag and pillow case 
  • If sleeping in the lodge, just a lightweight sleeping bag and pillow case will do (mattresses/pillows provided by lodge)
  • If sleeping in a cave, bring two sleeping pads and a heavyweight sleeping bag*


  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water (at least 2L) 
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Camera (optional) 
  • First Aid Kit  
  • Headlamp 

If you'd like to borrow gear, please submit your request to the gear library.

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