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Guided Snowshoe Trip
February 19, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm PST
Morgan Boyle, experienced snowshoe trip leader
If you are located in Washington State, come join us for a fun guided snowshoe tour at the Commonwealth Basin, led by an experienced snowshoe trip leader, where you can learn and practice basic snowshoeing skills while exploring the beautiful and easy to maneuver terrain at this trail.
Details of Commonwealth Basin can be found at: Commonwealth Basin Snowshoe — Washington Trails Association (wta.org)
Trip Distance: No more than 5 miles
Elevation Gain: No more than 500 feet
Though WTA states that roundtrip distance for Commonwealth Basin is 10 miles and elevation gain of 2,300 feet, we will only tackle a small part of this snowshoe trail and stay in a relatively flat area for our snowshoe adventure.
Bring snowshoes, poles, gaiters (if you have any), snacks, water and weather-appropriate clothing. If you do not own snowshoes or poles, you can rent them at various outdoors retailers in Washington State (e.g. REI, Ascent Outdoors, etc.).
Meet at the Snoqualmie Pass Visitor Center main entrance no later than 8:30am – be sure to arrive on time so we can all walk together to the trailhead to start our snowshoeing adventure.
For precaution against COVID-19, we are limiting this snowshoe trip to no more than 10 people total and please bring your mask to the snowshoe trip. Please be adequately prepared for winter driving to Snoqualmie pass. If you would like to carpool to the location, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see if there are any available carpooling options.
Snowshoeing is an enjoyable, but physically demanding, activity. Make certain that you are in good physical condition and able to complete your full route. You will be required to sign a liability waiver form before you can join us for the snowshoe trip. That will be sent to you to complete after you register for the trip.
We assume there will be snow at that time to do this, so let’s keep our fingers crossed.
If you have any questions about gear, directions, trip expectations or anything about this trip, please reach out to email@example.com.
Morgan Boyle, Practice Advocate at Optum Care Network and Director of Outdoor Projects at The Koa Club
Morgan has been interested in the outdoors since he was a child. During his childhood he spent a lot of time solo hiking around the trails close to his house, oftentimes trying to get lost so he could find a route back to the trail head. For the past four years Morgan has been a member of The Mountaineers allowing him to get back to hiking and learning new snow skills. He has been involved with The Mountaineers snowshoe program as an instructor teaching Basic and Back Country skills; and he enjoys sharing how different the trails look with seasonal changes with all skills levels.
Who Can Attend & Fee
- Free for all members of The Koa Club and their guests
- Event limited to only members of The Koa Club and their guests
Date & Time
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Time: 8:30am – 12pmPT