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Snowshoe Class Field Trip
Miles RT: Elevation Gain: Route/Trail:
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Map: GT - Stevens Pass #176
Season: All
Each year, the Everett branch of the Mountaineers offers an introductory snowshoe class, open to members and non-members alike.  The course consists of 2 classroom lectures and a small group snowshoe tour.  The lectures give the students a basic familiarity with what's recommended for safe travel in the winter mountains, while the field trip provides the chance to get out there and explore what's possible on snowshoe's.  The students can pick the level of difficulty they want to attempt on the tour. I was able to assist with a group of moderate, but adventurous students as we toured the area around Grace Lakes.
  February 3, 2007      
Mountaineers Lodge at Stevens Pass  
Easy at first  
 View across to Lichtenberg
and  east into the pass  
Getting a bit more challenging  
 What goes up must also...
Taking turns breaking trail  
This is what it's all about  
Re-grouping above the lakes
Now for some fun  
Steep descent  
Everyone survived
This way to the road
Follow The Stevens Pass Highway (Hwy. 2) east. Just before the ski area turn right on to a gated road and follow to the upper parking area. From the east end of the parking area, follow a service road (you are hiking now) westerly 1/4 mile to the Mountaineers Lodge.
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