John Muir Wilderness Snowshoeing Overnight

Adventure, Winter

Description: Experience an overnight snowshoe adventure in an area of tranquil winter beauty with open meadows and snow covered forests. After an easy 3 mile hike we reach the border of the John Muir Wilderness, drop our light packs at the North Lake hut and go on a splendid afternoon tour of the area. Easy to strenuous tour options are available. We then have a hearty dinner and stay overnight in the comfort of our North Lake hut. Sip hot chocolate next to the woodstove before getting a good night's rest in comfortable bunks. Or for an even more adventurous experience help build an igloo adjacent to the hut with the option to sleep in it. How often does anyone get the chance to do that? After a good breakfast in the morning we head out for another tour before packing up and making the trip back to civilization. Join us to explore this special and secluded spot. It will be an experience to share and remember for years. A detailed Gear List will be provided after registration. All meals are provided. The hut provides a shared living and sleeping space. Outside tent or snow shelter camping is available. This outing is offered in conjunction with the Sierra Mountain Center, operating under permit from the Inyo National Forest.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Learn appropriate technique to ascend, descend and break trail in snow
  • Learn how to use and care for snowshoeing equipment
  • Learn basic skills for winter travel and hiking
  • Have a good experience winter camping overnight in a hut.

Check out the gear list.

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.

John Muir Wilderness Snowshoeing Overnight Information

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  • Class Details
  • Gear List

John Muir Wilderness Snowshoeing Overnight Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Four Season Sleeping Bag
  • Warm Hat
  • Sleeping Pad - Closed cell foam or self inflatable.
  • Warm Jacket - Down or Synthetic.
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Warm Gloves
  • Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
  • Synthetic / wool layers - Clothing that will stay warm when wet.
  • Energy Snacks
  • Warm Socks - Wool or Synthetic.
  • Water Bottle
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Insulated/Waterproof Boots - Suitable for snowshoeing.


  • Personal Camera

Gear provided by REI:

  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Hiking Poles - REI will provide but you are welcome to bring your own.
  • Snowshoes