Winter Camping - Tacoma 2019

Snowshoeing Course

Winter Camping Course

Winter Camping - Tacoma

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Tacoma mountaineers offers the chance to extend your snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding activities to multi day adventures with this class on winter camping. 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. Snowshoe trekkers, snowmobile enthusiasts, snowboarders, skiers and climbers are all welcome.

Please be flexible on the timing of the overnight field trip. We need enough snow to build snow structures.

Family Discount Information: Info

Course Dates:

Lecture: Thursday February 21, 2019 6:00PM - 9:00PM at Tacoma Mountaineers Program Center.

Field Trip: tentatively Saturday & Sunday, March 2-3, 2019 Paradise, Mt Rainier National Park.

Meeting place: South Hill Park & Ride, subject to change. Meeting time to be determined in class.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Attend Winter Camping lecture,
  • Attend Winter Camping field trip,
  • Completion of Avalanche Awareness Seminar
  • Completion of a conservation activity.

Link: Tacoma Snowshoeing Committee

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Normal winter clothing (discussed in class)

Following items can be owned, rented or borrowed:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad (minimum 2" thickness)
  • Stove and fuel
  • Snow shovel
  • Snow saw (optional)
Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.