Trip Classifications

The club uses the following designations to rate events.

HIKING:  CC-Car Camping  DH-Day Hike  BP-Backpack  

1 - Easy - Less than 6 miles and less than 1000-foot elevation gain per day.
2 - Moderate - 6 to 10 miles or 1000 to 2000-foot elevation gain per day.
3 - Strenuous - 10 to 12 miles or 2000 to 3000-foot elevation gain per day.
4 - Very Strenuous - More than 12 miles or more than 3000-foot elevation per day.

T - slower pace (Take It Easy). Less than 1.5 miles per hour.

CLIMBING:  G-Glacier   R-Rock  S-Snow  I-Ice

0 - No experience needed. This is a training class.
1 - Minimum experience needed. Ample opportunity for instruction.
2 - Moderate experience needed. Still a good opportunity for instruction.
3 - Advanced levels of experience needed. Little opportunity for instruction.
4 - Must be entirely self-sufficient. No instruction provided.

WINTER ACTIVITIES:  XC-Cross-country Skiing  SS-Snowshoeing

XC

0 - Class - No skills needed, this is a training class.
1 - Easy - Less than 6 miles and less than 500' elevation gain, minimal stopping and turning skills necessary.
2 - Moderate - 6 to 11 miles or 500 to 1500' elevation gain, stopping and turning skill are important.
3 - Strenuous - More than 11 miles or more than 1500' elevation gain, stopping and turning skills are a must.
4 - Very Strenuous - Usually requires great effort and advanced skills, could include overnight outings requiring full packs.

SS

1 - Easy - Less than 5 miles and less than 500' elevation gain.
2 - Moderate - 5 to 8 miles or 500'-1500' elevation gain.
3 - Strenuous - More than 8 miles or more than 1500' elevation gain.
4 - Very Strenuous - Usually requires great effort, could include overnight outings requiring full packs.