Basic Snowshoeing Field Trip

Field trip: Basic Snowshoeing

Basic Snowshoeing Field Trip - High Lakes Loop (winter)

This is the December Basic Snowshoe Field Trip for POD B.

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  • Easy+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 2.57 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 706 ft

Field trip: Saturday December 19, 2020 at Paradise, Mt Rainier National Park.

Meeting place: Longmire, Mt Rainier National Park.  8am for instructors and 8:30 am for students.  At the end of the day, we will meet back at Longmire at 4pm for a final check in.

It is impossible for us to determine the weather far in the future so students should consider the field trip date tentative although we will try very hard to keep that date. We absolutely will not hold a field trip on dates where conditions are unsafe or where the conditions are not conducive to a good learning experience. In such a case students will be informed by Thursday of the week of the field trip that it has been postponed. The field trip will then be rescheduled for the following weekend with the same time and place as the original. That process will repeat until we are able to safely and successfully get you out.

This is the December Basic Snowshoe Field Trip for POD B.

Route/Place

High Lakes Loop (winter)



  • 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:

  • Parka/ hard shell jacket
  • Gloves
  • Trekking/Snow Poles
  • Boots
  • Pack
  • Outdoor Clothing (synthetic or wool)
  • Water Bottle with insulation
  • Hand warmers
  • Gaiters

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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