Seattle Pathfinders & Nomads Snowshoe

Youth activity

Seattle Pathfinders & Nomads Snowshoe - Commonwealth Basin

Join the Pathfinders and Nomads for a day of snowshoeing in the Commonwealth Basin!

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 900 ft

Join the Pathfinders and Nomads for a day of snowshoeing in the Commonwealth Basin!

Mountaineers can provide snowshoes. If you'd like to borrow snowshoes, please submit your request to the trip leader by Dec 3.

Trip Sheet: Please review the trip sheet.

Parking: No parking pass required

Snow/Roads/Weathers: Please make sure to check the road conditions and weather during the days prior to the trip as well as the morning prior. And, make sure to have chains in your vehicle just in case. 

WSDOT Winter Passes | Snoqualmie Pass | Wunderground | NOAA

Guests: If spots are still available one week prior to the trip, email Katy to request that a friend or sibling be able to join.

*To sign up for Pathfinder/Nomad combo trips, do it on this page, NOT the course page. For all other trips, sign up via the course page. If confused, refer to the registration instructions on the course page.


Commonwealth Basin

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Snowshoes (can borrow from Mountaineers)
  • Snowshoe poles
  • Boots* (insulated and waterproof)
  • Gaiters
  • Warm clothing and extra synthetic layers
  • 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*
  • Liner gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Stocking hat (wool or synthetic)
  • Brimmed cap
  • Water bottles (at least 2L)
  • Lunch
  • Day pack (small backpack with hip belt preferred)
  • Van shoes
  • Camera (optional)

If you'd like to borrow gear, please submit your request to the gear library by Dec 3.

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