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Beginner Friendly Snow Shoe Trip to Elfin · Sat. Mar. 23rd - Sun. Mar. 24th
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Start: Saturday, Mar. 23rd
End: Sunday, Mar. 24th
Are you tired of struggling to enjoy the back country when your fellow friends are loving the slopes on their skis? Or perhaps you just like a longer decent? Well then this is the trip for you!
That is right, a trip dedicated to snow shoeing! This is the trip that all you closet snow shoers have been waiting for! I will not be able to actually attend the weekend, but Luka Culibrk has been to Elfin before and will help lead you out there!
The max group size might be able to be larger if necessary, but we do not want to crowd the hut. If we have a lot of people, we will encourage people to bring up tents or consider building snow caves if you have previous experience.
The intention is to head up early Saturday and to explore the area. When I did this trip in January, it took 3.5 hours to get to the hut. We did not *need* avi gear as long as you stay on the marked route, however, the rangers do recommend everyone has avi gear. If you want to explore near the Gargoyles (mountains) once at the hut, you DO NEED AVI GEAR and also at least one person trained to make appropriate avalanche-aware decisions. We would return back to the city on Sunday. The hut only fits 30 people and can be quite crowded, so ideally I would like a smaller group (~10) to allow non-VOCers plenty of room as well. Should be a fun trip!
The pre-trip meeting will be Wednesday, March 20th at 6 PM outside of the clubroom.