Snowshoeing with The Boealps club – Philadelphia Mountain
In collaboration with the Boealps, WAC members are invited to a snowshoe outing.
When: Sunday 01/15/2023
Where: Philadelphia Mountain, Lake Serene Trailhead, Index Hwy 2, 10 miles total, 3,700 feet elevation gain. Last outing here was 12/2005.
Skills Required: BOEALPS Basic Mountaineering Class (BMC) formerly Basic Climbing Class (BCC) or equivalent experience (such as the Washington Alpine Club’s Basic Climbing Class). Comfortable with travel in snowy and steep backcountry terrain.
BOEALPS Release of Liability: Please sign “BOEALPS Release of Liability” form at https://boealps.wufoo.com/forms/r16owzz60dxa1sc/ if you have not already done so.
Meeting Place: Monroe P&R
Address: 17433 Stevens Pass Hwy, Monroe, WA 98272.
Depart: 6:30 AM so please arrive early by 6:20 AM.
To sign up for this event please use the “Going” selection in Facebook for this Event.
Parking Pass: NW Forest Pass.
– Required: Snowshoes, micro-spikes (or crampons), ice axe, avalanche beacon/probe/shovel. Winter clothing to safely function in a wet, cold, snowy environment. Note: There are 4 loaner sets of avalanche gear (beacons, probes, shovels) available for BOEALPS members. Let the trip leader know in advance if you need to borrow.
– Optional: Hiking poles with snow baskets, a hot drink for the summit, camera, helmets for possible steep sections and/or protection from icy tree bombs.
Avalanche Forecast: http://www.nwac.us/
Weather Forecast: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=47.321…
Note: Please do not join an outing if you currently have COVID or flu symptoms or have had recent exposure to someone with COVID.
Leader: Elden Altizer
To attend, join the Boealps Facebook group here.