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NEXT JUNE. Steve Byers is looking for two people for trip on the Tatshenshini River in June 2020. This trip is unforgettable. Steve has a permit with the Park Service. You don’t need to know how row a raft for this trip but you will need to be able to live outdoors for 8-10 days. It’s not guided and you must pull your own in camp etc. This trip is from Dalton Post to Dry Bay LINK. Contact Steve at email@example.com or 209-2240.
February 1. Self arrest and Ice Axe practice. Carl Reese are leading a self arrest and ice axe use practice at Eaglecrest in the evening. It’s in the evening because we don’t want to interrupt skiing and some of us want to ski on Saturday. We will meet at Eaglecrest at 4:00 PM in front of the Porcupine Lodge, hike uphill to where we find a steep slope and fall down the hill and practice using an axe to stop. In addition an ice axe, you will need a headlamp and either snowshoes or skis with skins. For more info contact Carl 723-9323.
February 16. McGinnis or somewhere else. The club originally planned to climb Mount McGinnis on Saturday but the plan changed to Sunday. The plan could also change to a new location. The alternative is a backcountry ski trip with an alternative location based on conditions and the skill level of the group. The plan sounds flippant but here’s the logic.
We are moving the trip to Sunday because right now, there is a considerable risk of avalanches. We don’t expect any large dumps of snow or high winds in the near future. Sunday should give the snowpack another day to heal. If the risk doesn’t decrease, we want to avoid Mt. McGinnis. We also want to avoid McGinnis if the visibility sucks.
If the snowpack improves and Sunday looks mostly clear, we are going up McGinnis. Otherwise, we are going skiing up Mt Troy, Mt Ben Stewart, or Fish Creek Knob. Regardless of location, all participants on Sunday must have beacon, probe, and shovel. For more info contact Carl. firstname.lastname@example.org or 723-9323
February 21. Pete’s choice for a Friday. Pete Boyd is leading a trip that will either be a back country ski trip or an ice climb. What happens depends on weather and snow conditions. Check back as we get closer to the date. Also, if you interested contact Pete by February 18th to discuss details. email@example.com
February 22. Mount Jumbo and perhaps a loop over Troy. Dani is leading a trip up Mount Jumbo. This is a moderate hike and could require snow shoes depending upon conditions. Contact Dani for more info about what to expect and gear. firstname.lastname@example.org . This is weather dependent
February 29. Mount Ben Stewart. Leap year backcountry ski. Carl Reese is leading a backcountry ski trip up Ben Stewart. This trip requires beacon, probe, and shovel and an understanding of how to use them. If you are interested contact Carl (723-9323) before 7PM March 30.