Winter Camping - Field Trip - Highway 410

Field trip: Winter Camping

Winter Camping - Field Trip - Highway 410

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, Mar 19, 2022 — Sun, Mar 20, 2022
  • Tacoma Snowshoeing Committee
  • Snowshoeing
  • Beginner
  • Adults
  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 250 ft

Field Trip: Saturday March 19, 2022 Silver Springs SnoPark. 

Location subject to change due to weather conditions. 

Meeting place and time to be determined in class.

This field trip will be in small groups.  The field trip will start with a snowshoe to the campsite.  We will set up our tents, review our set up choices then focus on other non-emergency shelters. 

Badges

students will earn:

instructors will earn:

Route/Place

State Route 410


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 on-line classroom and lecture 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 (R-value of 4.0 or higher)
  • Stove and fuel
  • Critter proof food storage container
  • Snow shovel
  • Extra gloves
  • Snowshoes *required for the field trip

Check out the gear rentals: Snow Links

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