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Mt Rainier & Beyond Message Board › RSVP POLICY/GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATION/SNOWSHOE/HIKING EQUIPMENT LIST

RSVP POLICY/GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATION/SNOWSHOE/HIKING EQUIPMENT LIST

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Mischellean
user 8232489
Tacoma, WA
Post #: 10
NEW POLICY FOR RSVP'S We do not need to know that you aren't joining us. If you decide you want to join us on a snowshoe or hike, before you RSVP yes, PLEASE read what equipment you need and the guidelines to join us. If you can abide by these, then RSVP with a YES.
Thank you for your understanding so we can protect our organizers and keep all participants safe.

You will need a BACKPACK loaded with the following items when joining us on a snowshoe or hiking trip:

10 ESSENTIALS
1.Navigation (map and compass)
2.Sun protection (sunglasses and sunscreen)
3.Insulation (extra clothing)
4.Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
5.First-aid supplies
6.Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candles)
7.Repair kit and tools
8.Nutrition (extra food)
9.Hydration (extra water)
10.Emergency shelter
Plus the follow:
ID/Emergency phone numbers/medical information/insurance card
Extra Batteries for headlamp/flashlight/camera
Whistle
Small Knife
Warm water proof boots
Extra gloves, hats, socks
Snowshoes when winter
Plastic bag for wet boots/gear
Change of shoes for ride home
Cash for the driver /an extra $5 if driver needs Snowpark pass

You may also want to bring all or some of the following items:
Poles
Toiletries
Rain gear
Yak tracs or microspikes
No blue jeans or sneakers!!

We reserve the right to turn you away at P&R or trailhead if you are not prepared or don't have all you need to stay safe. Everyone is put at risk if even 1 person is not prepared.

WE ARE NOT GUIDES. WE ARE GOING EITHER SNOWSHOEING OR HIKING AND YOU MAY JOIN US. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE MTS HAVE MANY RISKS. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY, YOU GETTING TO THE DESTINATION. IF YOU JOIN US, THAT MEANS YOU HAVE READ THIS AND AGREE TO WHAT IT SAYS. THE MORE PREPARED YOU ARE:THE BETTER CHANCE OF HAVING AN ENJOYABLE TIME AND STAYING SAFE AND WARM.
Bonnie
user 5073971
Tacoma, WA
Post #: 6
Hi Laura,
The WTA site has a good list of what to include in the first aid kit.

www.wta.org/hiking-info/basics/like-yo­ur-life-depends-on-it-building-your-firs­t-aid-kit

As far as repair kit- I care extra straps, extra laces for my boots, bungees, safety pins, extra pack buckles, hot glue stick and duck tape.


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