VOC trips are organized by members like yourself, not professional guides. The trips go into wilderness areas where assistance is unavailable and unexpected events can occur. You could be seriously injured or die. You are responsible for your own actions. Please use caution.
Winter Longhike 2012- Seymour · Sat. Jan. 7th - Sun. Jan. 8th
Warning: This is an old trip - it already happened
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Start: Saturday, Jan. 7th, 8:30 am
End: Sunday, Jan. 8th, 5:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 4th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: WOOD 1 MAP
Everything is different when you go into the backcountry in the winter; that's why there is Winter Longhike, an introductory trip for winter camping. This is usually a big trip with lots of keen people aboard who want to get out, learn some new skills, and sleep in their very own snow shelter while still managing to have fun too. It's an easy, beginner friendly trip, so if you've never even seen snow before you can still have a good time. Other fun activities that often happen at Winter Longhike are people showing off their backcountry cooking skills, sing alongs, and the occasional great ski run on Sunday.
Although beginner friendly and relatively easy, do not under estimate Winter Longhike - it is still a trip to a backcountry location where your survival depends on your actions and equipment. Although there will be many experienced people around to help out fundamentally you are responsible for your own safety. Due to the massive size of the group you will not be micro-managed - you are responsible for your own safety and actions this especially includes asking for help. If you have some common sense and can follow simple instructions this should be not problem. You should form smaller sub groups (easiest is with the rest of the people in your car) and look out for each other.