Winter Camping - Field Trip - Paradise

Field trip: Winter Camping

Winter Camping - Field Trip - Paradise

An overnight field trip to learn and practice the new skills of winter camping

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 29, 2020 — Sun, Mar 1, 2020
  • Tacoma Snowshoeing Committee
  • Snowshoeing
  • Beginner
  • Adults
  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Meeting place: South Hill Park & Ride at 7:00 am.

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

instructors 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
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Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

 There is some equipment that will be required to complete the course but we suggest that those new to winter camping refrain from purchasing new equipment until after the classroom session. This will probably avoid a few of the mis-steps of over purchasing or purchasing inadequate gear. A sizable portion of the classroom evening is devoted to what gear to get, how/why to choose it and where it may be purchased or rented. Some of the things on the list are:

  • Tent (3 or 4 season)
  • Winter sleeping bag
  • Insulating sleeping pad (minimum 2" thickness)
  • Stove  and fuel
  • Food and critter proof storage container
  • Snow shovel
  • Extra gloves
  • Extra socks
  • Hand warmers
  • Snowshoes  - required for the field trip
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