Mt Rainier Winter Camping & Snowshoeing Overnight
Description: Join us for an overnight camping and full moon snowshoe trip to Mt. Rainier in the crisp, quiet season of winter. Learn about what to bring, how to carry it, what and how to cook, how to manage water, navigation, snowshoeing and camp skills including how to stay warm in an intensive, cold-weather-focused, 2 day course. We will teach you the best ways to handle the cold to thoroughly enjoy the beauty that winter backpacking has to offer. Price includes all meals, tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, stoves/cooksets, park entry fees, transportation and pre-trip informational meeting. Because of the winter weather, this course is more strenuous than a typical overnight camping outing. We may encounter snow, ice, biting wind, or even cold rain. Part of this course is learning how to be prepared for these situations so you can safely enjoy the winter outdoors. We recommend you participate in the FREE Winter Camping Basics Class as a pre-requisite to this course. Program sessions include 1 pre-trip meeting & 2-day overnight trip.
Skills you'll learn:
Students will learn and use the gear and equipment for camping comfortably in winter environment. Students will learn about specific preparation for a safe and enjoyable outdoor camping experience, including: Trip planning - where to go & activities to plan for, Weather considerations, Meal planning, Ten Essentials, Camp set-up, Snowshoeing, Leave No Trace Students will partake in an instructional snowshoe hike.
Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.
Mt Rainier Winter Camping & Snowshoeing Overnight Information
MT RAINIER WINTER CAMPING & SNOWSHOEING OVERNIGHT
- Class Details
- Gear List
Mt Rainier Winter Camping & Snowshoeing Overnight Gear List
Gear to bring to class:
- Base Layers - Wool or synthetic.
- Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
- Warm Socks - Wool or Synthetic.
- 2 Liters of Water - At least 2 Nalgene sized water bottles or a large Camelback style reservoir
- Insulated/Waterproof Boots - Suitable for snowshoeing.
- Warm Hat
- Extra Warm Synthetic Clothing
- Water Bottle
- Energy Snacks
- Backpack - Internal frame 45-65 liter pack.
- Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
- Warm Jacket - Down or Synthetic.
- Warm Gloves
Gear provided by REI: