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Date Saturday  4/15/2017
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title MHS Field Trip – Graduation Hike Mountain Hiking School Field Trip #4
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader David Wasson
Co-Leader Ward Whicker
Member Price Free
Available Participants 20
Type Trip
Trip Type
Pace Moderate
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Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 2000
Driving Distance 140

Location

Meet in Ft. Collins to form car pool.  Drive to Zimmerman Lake TH to start hike.



For more info Contact

David Wasson:

wasson3@msn.com

970.217.9068

 



Details

This is the graduation hike for 2017 Mountain Hiking School.  We will travel on snowshoes from the TH to Montgomery Pass, where we will practice climbing on moderately steep snow, using the ice axe for self-belay and self-arrest, and the sitting glissade using the ice axe for control.  We will also discuss winter hazards, including avalanche avoidance.  After the practice session, we plan to ascend Point 11,408', about 0.5 miles south of Montgomery Pass.  We will climb on snow where safe to do so, and on wind-swept alpine tundra.  The return will be the same, or similar route, practicing glissade and plunge-stepping, if safe to do so.



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