Winter Camping (old) - Field trip

Field trip: Winter Camping Course

Winter Camping (old) - Field trip - Paradise

We will cover pitching a tent on snow, and building snow structures such as, snow caves and trenches

Info
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Sat, Feb 10, 2018 — Sun, Feb 11, 2018
  • Tacoma Snowshoeing Committee
  • Snowshoeing
  • Intermediate
  • Adults
  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Elevation Gain: 500 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.  All drivers MUST have chains for their vehicles and pay a park entrance fee (to be divided amongst all passengers.)  Mountaineers recommended mileage reimbursement for carpooling is a .12 per mile per passenger. 

We will cover pitching a tent on snow, and building snow structures such as, snow caves and trenches. We will also cover equipment, clothing, food, winter first aid concerns and tips and tricks on how to make a winter overnight an enjoyable experience.

Badges

students will earn:

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.
Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Winter Gear
  • Snowshoes  and/or Cramp-ons
  • 3 or 4 season Tent
  • Snow Shovel
  • Extra Gloves
  • Winter Sleeping Bag
  • Insulating Mat
  • Stove 
  • Fuel (enough to melt snow as well)
  • Food and Food storage container
Trip Reports