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New Year's Phelix Phestivities · Sat. Dec. 30th, 2023 - Mon. Jan. 1st, 2024
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Start: Saturday, Dec. 30th, 6:00 am
End: Monday, Jan. 1st, 11:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Dec. 27th, 6:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Zoom
New Years is the longest holiday most of us get, so why miss such a perfect opportunity to go up to the backcountry. So let’s go up to Phelix to celebrate New Years! The skiers can ski some laps, and the snowshoers can see the sights. In the evening, we can have a few drinks too. Both snowshoers and skiers are equally welcome. The official trip will run Saturday to Monday. People are of course free to self-organize and go up earlier. For the official trip, we can try and be flexible with drivers who want to leave later than Monday.
I have also been looking at Denali videos and want to see what it’s like to pull a haul sled. If enough of us are down, let’s split a keg (20L or 30L depending on the number of people) and I and a few others will pull it up to the hut. This seems like an economical way for me to get some training and for others to get some beers or cider.
Note that the vibes of this are not to get ludicrously drunk. Drunk skiing in the backcountry is also not the vibe and is super dangerous.
- AST-1 if you plan to ski/snowshoe above the hut
- Some backcountry camping experience
- Warm sleeping bag
- Touring skis or snowshoes
- Beacon, shovel, probe