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Beginner Friendly Snowshoe to Elfin Lakes · Sat. Apr. 6th - Sun. Apr. 7th

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Organized by: Kyle Traeger.

Start: Saturday, Apr. 6th
End: Sunday, Apr. 7th

Description:

Snow shoeing is awesome. Plain and simple.  And Elfin lakes just happens to sit in a spot surrounded by incredibly beautiful snow capped mountains, breathtaking landscapes, and of course, the friendly whisky jack who is always more than happy to pose with you for a photo or just share a moment or two together with.

Due to it being such a popular hike the trail is often packed down and well marked making it ideal for beginners.  The trouble with it being so accessible is that the cabin, although able to bed 30 and house more on open ground, is often very busy so we'll limit the trip size to 10 and encourage the use of tents and snow caves (if you know how to build them), but they're not mandatory.

As of the date of this post we have one Tentative driver, Cora Skaien, who will also take co-lead with me for this trip.

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.

 

**Note** trip size dependant on number of drivers and car seats.

Posted: 2013-03-26 17:47:43
Last modified: 2013-04-02 09:10:36