The Joy of Snow Camping with the Sierra Club
Free for REI Members
Free for non-members
- Group size 20 people
- Instructor Sierra Club
Have you ever thought where you would go if backpacking season did not end with the first snow? Did you ever want to backpack late in the season and you were afraid you don't have the appropriate gear? Has it crossed your mind that you want to be more prepared for colder nights outside? Have you ever wanted to see our parks in their winter attire or have you ever made an igloo? If you had any of the above questions, come join us, as we talk about the joys, practical realities, and challenges of backpacking and camping during snow season. We will discuss pre-trip planning, equipment, clothing, winter shelters, kitchens and food, safety, as well as opportunities for additional training. Our goal is to give you the basic knowledge how you can be prepared for colder nights in the outdoors, what the right gear is to keep you warm and safe, how to handle unforeseen weather and snow terrains, how you can build snow structures as shelters and what are the right locations to practice all these around the Bay Area. Whether you want to join us alone or with friends or family, we hope to see you and prepare you to enjoy backpacking and camping "off season".