Winter Camping - Field Trip

Field trip: Winter Camping

Winter Camping - Field Trip - Paradise Area (winter)

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

  • Sat, Mar 23, 2024 — Sun, Mar 24, 2024
  • Tacoma Snowshoeing Committee
  • Snowshoeing
  • Basic
  • Adults
  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Field Trip: Saturday March 23, 2023 

Location subject to change due to weather conditions. 

Meeting place and time to be determined in class.

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. 


students will earn:

instructors will earn:



  • 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.
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
  • Snowshoes  - required for the field trip
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