Intermediate Snowshoeing (old) - Field trip

Field trip: Backcountry Snowshoeing

Intermediate Snowshoeing (old) - Field trip - Bullion Basin (winter)

Experience Field Trip

Info
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  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 2.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft

South Hill Park-n-Ride located at the corner of 94th St. SW & 104 ST. E, Puyallup, WA.  http://www.soundtransit.org/Rider-Guide/South-Hill-PR

 Please park in the southwest corner of the lot.  Plan on being at the park-n-ride prior to 7:30AM on the day of the field trip. 

A hands on practice of the following skills

  • Ice Axe Arrest
    • 4 different positions to arrest from
  • Snow Stability
  • Introduction to Avalanche
    • Probing 
    • Beacon Use
    • Rescue Techniques
  • Emergency Sheltering 
Route/Place

Bullion Basin (winter)



  • USGS Norse Peak

    Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

You will laying down on snow must of the day.

  • Outer Layer (Bring a older version that you don't mind a hole in)
  • Second pair of gloves
  • Winter Clothing
  • Snowshoes
  • Trekking poles
  • Ice Ax 
  • Climbing Helmet (If you have one)
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