Zoom + YouTube: Snow Shoeing - Tue, Dec 14 2021

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Zoom + YouTube: Snow Shoeing (12/14/2021)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Learn
Event Location:Zoom link to be sent to attendees shortly before event
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Dec 14 2021  6:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Dec 14 2021 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~ 1 hour
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Coordinator(s): Rhonda S
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:40
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Join me for a couple of YouTube videos and discussion regarding Snow Shoeing.

Can you just watch these videos on your own without attending the event? Well, of course you can! But if you want to join some discussion with other COC'ers about this topic and/or these videos, this event is for you.

Everyone is welcome for this event. It is geared for beginners, but if you're more than a beginner, consider yourself an "expert" who can come out and answer some questions and impart some wisdom.

- 6:00: Zoom: Welcome
- 6:10: YouTube: Snowshoeing Basics: Movement and Techniques: Jared Manninen: 15:08
- 6:25: Zoom: Discussion
Safety - Avalanches and Tree Wells:
- Avalanche: Avalanche safety is well beyond the scope of this event. Take an approved avalanche course if you're going to go any place that isn't an official snowshoe route.
- 6:??: YouTube: Tree Well and Snow Immersion Safety With Mt. Bachelor Ski Patrol: 2:34
- 6:??: YouTube: Tree Wells - a compilation and a summary: Emilio Trampuz: 7:35
- 6:??: YouTube: Lava Canyon walking into a small Tree Well and getting my snowshoes buried while out solo: Jeff Stovall: 15:41 total - start video at 8:00 and watch to about 12:00. He's by himself, and goes into the well at about 9:00. You can hear how afraid he is while he tries to pull himself out, and how exhausted he is when he's out. He says: "I have done this before except this time I ran into trouble. Stumbled into a tree well, or rather walked into soft spots under trees, with my snowshoes trapped under a bit of snow. You can't see it in the video, but by the end my left foot, wearing a snowshoe Was under about 2 ft and change of snow. I managed to free them and climb out. "
- 6:??: Zoom: Discussion

More info re: Tree Wells: Blog plus Video from ACC

NOTE that we are using Google Meet instead of Zoom because you do not need to have any special software, nor an account, in order to run Google Meet.

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