Basic Snowshoeing - Field trip

Field trip: Basic Snowshoeing

Basic Snowshoeing - Field trip - Paradise

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

  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE OF THIS FIELD TRIP MAY CHANGE, WEATHER DEPENDENT*

If the weather will not allow us to go out, we will change the field trip to the following weekend, or any consecutive weekend thereafter, that will allow us to practice our skills. Thanks for your patience and understanding!

 

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
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

  • 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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