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New Meetup: Snow Shoe Training Snoqualmie Pass

From: Val
Sent on: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 7:02 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Seattle Get up Get on Out!

What: Snow Shoe Training Snoqualmie Pass

When: Saturday, December 18,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Issaquah Transit Center
[masked]th Ave NW
Issaquah, WA 98027

Location: AlpinTal at Snoqualmie Pass
We may hike to Source Lake or just play on the hills oh Guye Peak.
(trying to find a steeper hill, I usually do this on return hikes off a peak)

Possible multiple P&R, Last one is Issaquah Transit Center.

Bring your own gear, or indicate that you need some, I have just a few old snowshoes.
Bring ski poles, as we need them to practice.
Warm cloth, rain gear (for rolling in the snow). Extra dry cloth for later.

Snowshoeing is not just walking in the woods, you scan scale nice mountains with fantastic views and summit experiences. For routes like these, you should learn basic and advanced snow shoeing techniques. Even if you don't scale mountains, you have more fun, are safer and stay dryer.

Summits like Bandera, Granite, Guye, Snoqualmie, McClellun, Silver Peak are all safe, using winter routes, and advanced snow shoe techniques.

Learn techniques how to snowshoe safely, have more fun, and be able to scale more interesting mountains:

How to ascent using less energy, kick stepping, switchback routing.

How to descent without sliding, plunch stepping, use of poles to stop yourself.

How to traverse steep slopes, edging, kick stepping, pole use, pole anchoring.

Till we train these outside, look at these websites.

Ask your leaders to show you these techniques.


As always, life is dangerous and at the end we die. May that be a long way off, so let's play safely together: By participating in any such events or activities, you agree to have read and signed the linked liability waiver:

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