Basic Snowshoe Field Trip - Paradise

Field trip: Basic Snowshoeing

Basic Snowshoe Field Trip - Paradise

Basic Snowshoe Field Trip

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  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Field trip: Saturday December 18, 2021 at Paradise, Mt Rainier National Park. Field trip location and date may change due to weather and snow  conditions. 

Meeting place and time to be determined in class.

Route/Place

Paradise



  • 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.
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

There is some equipment that will be required to complete the course but we suggest that those new to snowshoeing refrain from purchasing new equipment until after the lecture. This will probably avoid a few of the missteps of over purchasing or purchasing inadequate gear. A sizable portion of the classroom evening is devoted to what gear to get, how/why to choose it and where it may be purchased or rented. Some of the things on the list are:

  • Snowshoes
  • Trekking poles with snow baskets
  • Day pack
  • Hard shell jacket and pants
  • Insulating layer (synthetic or down)
  • Base layer (synthetic or wool)
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof boots (Hiking or Mountain boots)
  • Gaiters
  • Water bottle with insulation
  • Hand/Foot warmers

Do note that many people with some hiking experience will probably have a great deal of this gear. Our purpose is to show what you'll need, what are nice extras and what's available.

Check out the gear rentals:  Snow Links

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