Introduction to Snowshoeing on Mt. Rainier
Description: Discover the joy of winter and the freedom of snowshoeing in one of the snowiest places on Earth: Mt. Rainier National Park! On this field outing, you'll learn snowshoeing techniques, ascending and descending hills, snow hazard awareness, winter preparedness, and natural history. In addition to teaching techniques of winter travel on snowshoes, REI Outdoor School instructors will share their knowledge of the park and guide you on a trip to explore the wonders of winter at Mt Rainier. REI provides the snowshoes, snowshoe poles, and professional instruction on proper use of equipment, so you don't want to miss it!
Skills you'll learn:
- Learn appropriate technique to ascend, descend and break trail in snow
- Learn local areas to take your family outside in the winter
- Learn how to use and care for snowshoe equipment
- Learn basic skills for winter travel and hiking
- Learn to identify hazards in the winter
- Learn about Mt. Rainier National Park
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.
Introduction to Snowshoeing on Mt. Rainier Information
INTRODUCTION TO SNOWSHOEING ON MT. RAINIER
- Class Details
- Gear List
Introduction to Snowshoeing on Mt. Rainier Gear List
Gear to bring to class:
- Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
- Lunch & Snacks
- Water Bottle
- Warm Socks - Wool or Synthetic.
- Warm Gloves
- Synthetic / wool layers - Clothing that will stay warm when wet.
- Warm Hat
- Insulated/Waterproof Boots - Suitable for snowshoeing.
- Warm Jacket - Down or Synthetic.
- Personal Camera
- Lip Balm/Protection
Gear provided by REI:
- Group First Aid Kit
- Hiking Poles - REI will provide but you are welcome to bring your own.