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Trip  classifications are provided below.

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Trip Classifications

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.

TRIP COST REIMBURSEMENT POLICY

There are no trip fees charged for members or guests to go on any of the Club’s trips. However, there may be expenses to be shared such as ferry fees, parking permits, campground or trailhead fees. There is a car pooling fee of $0.10 per mile round trip, payable to the driver of the car you ride in. Drivers can specify the minimum number of passengers in the vehicle they are willing to take when agreeing to drive. All costs for the trip will be evenly split amongst the people on that trip. Carpooling fees on the club work trips, such as the annual trail maintenance project trips, are covered by I-MAC.

Ten essentials

  • Extra clothing for warmth (wool or synthetic pile) and rain protection.
  • Extra food. 
  • Extra drinking water.
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat, etc.). 
  • Pocket knife.
  • Matches (or butane lighter) and fire starter.
  • First aid kit.
  • Flashlight.
  • Map of the area.
  • Compass with straight edge.

Also day pack, whistle, watch, food, chapstick, and toilet paper.

Inter-Mountain Alpine Club

P.O. Box 505
Richland, WA 99352