Basic Snowshoeing (old) - Field trip

Field trip: Basic Snowshoeing

Basic Snowshoeing (old) - Field trip - Alpental Ski Area

Hands on practice of snow travel skills and hazard identification during a short snowshoe trek

  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft

To be determined in e-mail as identified during the course lecture or at a minimum the Thursday, January 10, 2019

Skills to be demonstrated and practiced

  • Donning and removing snowshoes
  • Falling without injury
  • Getting up from a fall
  • Travel techniques
    • Herringbone
    • Switching back
    • Side stepping 
    • Kick step
    • Rest Step
    • Breaking trail
    • Turning in snowshoe
    • Walking backwards in snowshoes
    • Plunge stepping
  • Snowshoe striding

Alpental Ski Area

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

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

Required Equipment

  • Winter gear
  • Snowshoes
  • Trekking poles
  • Ten Essentials
  • Plastic Bag for wet gear
  • Map from student manual
  • Change of clothes after trip (Recommended)
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