Huntoon Ridge (snowshoe/overnight)
Please join the waitlist if it is full. People usually drop out, so expect to go.
This is probably one of the most scenic spots in the United States, with spectacular views of Mount Shuksan and Baker. It is situated next to a ski area and is perhaps the most popular spot for beginner snowshoeing.
The route is probably 6 miles round trip and about 1000ft of elevation gain.
Please follow Leave No Trace practices: https://winterbackpacking.com/rethinking-leave-no-trace/
Check avalanche forecast here: https://nwac.us/avalanche-forecast/#/west-slopes-north
Be sure to answer the RELEASE OF LIABILITY question in the prompt when you sign up. By attending you are agreeing to this release of liability.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
You must read and agree to this Release of Liability: I understand that during my participation in this Outing, I may be exposed to risks and hazards, foreseen or unforeseen, which are inherent and cannot be eliminated without diminishing the Outing. These inherent risks include, but are not limited to, the dangers of serious personal injury, property damage, and death (“Injuries and Damages”) from exposure to the hazards of travel, location, and weather. I agree that the Organizer has not tried to contradict or minimize my understanding of these risks. I know that Injuries and Damages can occur by natural causes or activities of other persons, animals, trip members, trip leaders or third parties, either as a result of negligence or because of other reasons. I understand that risks of such Injuries are involved in adventure travel such as this Outing and I accept that I must exercise extra care for my own person and for others around me in the face of such hazards. I understand that on this Outing there may not be rescue or medical facilities or expertise necessary to deal with the Injuries to which I may be exposed. To the fullest extent allowed by law, I agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY the Organizer from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from Injuries and Damages, even if caused by the negligence of the Organizer or other participants in any way connected with this Outing. I further agree to HOLD HARMLESS the Organizer from any claims, losses, Injuries and Damages caused by my own negligence while a participant on the Outing. I understand and intend that this assumption of risk and release is binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns. I have read the Outing description and this Release of Liability in its entirety and I freely and voluntarily assume all risks of such Injuries and notwithstanding such risks, I agree to participate in the Outing. I have read, I understand, and I agree to this Release of Liability.
• What to bring
You must have appropriate gear to attend.
Arrive self-sufficient at P&R.
Have 10 essentials (https://winterbackpacking.com/the-fifteen-essentials-for-winter-backpacking/).
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