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Phelix Hut Horseshoe Traverse (Beginner Friendly) · Fri. Jun. 23rd - Sun. Jun. 25th
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Start: Friday, Jun. 23rd, 5:00 pm
End: Sunday, Jun. 25th, 8:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Jun. 21st, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom or Beach
In the Phelix area, there is a long, continuous ridgeline that more or less circles the hut in a giant horseshoe, with many points to bail and safely return to the hut. We would go up Friday night and camp at the hut, and then on Saturday, we would do the first half of the traverse, without packs, and return to where we camped.
On Sunday, people who want a mellower day would be able to have a leisurely morning at the hut and then follow the approach trail directly to the cars. People who felt solid on Saturday would pack up and then regain the ridgeline and do the second half of the traverse with packs. This group would finish by bush-wacking into the valley and crossing a creek, and then linking up with the descent trail to the cars.
This is a beginner friendly trip in the sense there are no serious technical skills required--but you should still be able to hike all day (with some breaks), and you should be okay walking across boulder fields and doing so light scrambling. We will also be foot-skiing a long snow-field.
Also--this trip is an excellent, low-commitment test to see if you are ready for the Phucking Long Phelix Traverse the next weekend--so I will give priority to people who are considering that trip. If you are not considering that trip, you're totally welcome if there's space :)