Basic Snowshoeing (old) - Field trip

Field trip: Basic Snowshoeing

Basic Snowshoeing (old) - Field trip - Paradise

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

  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
South Hill Park-n-Ride is our designated carpool point.  The Park-n-Ride lot  is located at the corner of 94th St. SW & 104 ST. E, Puyallup, WA.  Please park in the southwest corner of the Park-n-ride
 Please be at the park-n-ride prior to 7:30AM on the day of the field trip.  All drivers MUST have chains for their vehicles and pay a park entrance fee (to be divided among all passengers).   Mountaineers recommended mileage reimbursement for carpooling is a .12 per mile per passenger. 



Be prepared for the current weather and temperature conditions.  There might be some idle time as skills are being demonstrated.



  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Snowshoe's
  • Trekking poles
  • Backpack
  • 10 essentials
  • Winter clothing
  • Vehicle drivers must carry tire chains for their vehicle
  • Dry clothes to change into after the field trip (recommended)
  • Trash bag to store wet gear (recommended and advised)
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