Suggested Packing List:

  • Backpack to hold sleeping bag, all clothes, & personal gear

  • Sunglasses and/or Goggles

  • Winter Hat or two, 2 pair snow gloves, 1 pair of lightweight gloves, neck warmer

  • Gaiters

  • Winter Boots

  • Wool socks (at least 2 pair)

  • Long Underwear for sleeping- top & bottom

  • Snow pants- Waterproof Shell with layers underneath

  • Snow Jacket- Waterproof Shell with layers underneath

  • Water Bottle- 1 quart minimum

  • Headlamp and extra batteries

  • Sunscreen

  • Toothbrush/paste

  • Camera

  • Handwarmers

  • Chapstick

  • Extra clothing! All clothes will be wet by end of day. Bring extras of everything to change into dry, warm clothing. Do not wear cotton.

Wanderlust Will Provide:

  • Winter sleeping bags

  • Sleeping pad

  • All food-related items: dishes, utensils, cookware, stove/fuel, food, coffee, water to refill your bottle, and local libations. Please inform us of any food allergies as soon as you book.

  • All toilet-related items: toilet paper, bags to pack out the waste, hand sanitizer.

  • Shovels for digging our caves, snowshoes, first aid kit,

  • Fire pit and Firewood.

SNOW-CAMPING WEEKEND ITINERARY

—FRIDAY—

Check in at the luxurious Brasada Ranch, unpack, and relax— we highly recommend dinner from Brasada’s talented chefs.

Then, meet your Wanderlust guides for your Snowcation Orientation. Your guides will share information on packing, shelter construction, and what to expect.

Afterwards, you’ll be free to enjoy the rest of your night at Brasada Ranch’s amazing accommodations!

—SATURDAY—

Enjoy the morning at the Ranch before heading out with your Wanderlust guides to the outer edges of Mount Bachelor. There, you’ll strap on your snowshoes and overnight packs, and head into a gorgeous old-growth Hemlock forest.

On the way to the scenic camp location, we’ll weave through the forest looking for animal tracks and learning all about the natural and cultural history of Central Oregon. Once we arrive at the camp spot, it'll be time to move some snow!

After a bit of hard work, you’ll have a cozy snow shelter for the night. We’ll gather around a crackling bonfire and enjoy a delicious dinner provided by our local back-country caterer— including some delicious local libations! Take in the night sky, with more stars illuminating the heavens than you could imagine.

Your guides will be available to provide interpretation throughout the evening before you head into your cozy shelter and tuck into a warm sleeping bag for the night.

—SUNDAY—

Wake to a beautiful snowy morning, and enjoy a hearty breakfast around our camp fire. After breakfast, we’ll romp through the powder a bit before heading back to civilization.

We’ll return you to the luxury of Brasada Ranch’s comfortable accommodations and enticing amenities for the final night of your snowcation. What could be better?