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Winter Longhike 2020 · Sat. Jan. 11th - Sun. Jan. 12th
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Start: Saturday, Jan. 11th, 7:00 am
End: Sunday, Jan. 12th, 8:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 8th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: tbd
This is a relaxed intro to winter camping and snow caving sleeping. Do you miss Rock party at the end of September when those summer memories were still fresh, and when you could still go out and camp without a bazillion leyers? Have you never camped in the winter? Are you curious to sleep in the snow (on top of it, next to it or even UNDER IT)? Do you like mulled wine? This is the trip for you.
Those who are keen can build their own snow caves to sleep during the night, but people can also bring tent.
The trip will involve a hike into the Seymour backcountry (or another location yet to be determined) where you can build your own snow cave for the night followed by dinner, singing, and generally staying warm. We will hike out the next morning. This is a beginner friendly trip so people that are new to the club and winter activities are more than welcome. Trip is suitable for skiers or snowshoers, but we do not encourage skiing or going on your own walks if you do not have you AST 1 and previous avalanche awareness experience.
Note that we are in the Backcountry and that you will be responsible to stay with the group, bring some warm (dry) clothes and shovel/sleeping gear. Details about what to bring will be discussed during the pre trip meeting (Woodward Theatre 1 - WOOD 1).
Be safe and have fun!