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Date Friday  3/3/2017
End Date
Group Gore Range
Event Title Peaks Trail Ski Tour (postponed from 01/05/17)
Start Time 8:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Jan Dudley
Co-Leader Stephan Horlak
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate I
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain +850 ft
Driving Distance 2 mi from Exit 203, I-70, Frisco

Location

Meet at the Miner's Creek trailhead parking in Frisco no later than 8:30-8:45 AM to catch the 9:07 AM Summit Stage at the Community Center bus stop (about 1.5 blocks from the TH parking) to Breckenridge. Plan your TH arrival with enough time to get your gear together & walk to the bus stop. The bus could be standing room only. If you miss the bus, we will miss you! In Breck, we will take the gondola to the base of Peak 7 (no pass required), use bathrooms at the base, then find the Peaks Connect trail adjacent to the ski run to connect to the Peaks Trail.

For more info Contact

Contact leader to sign up. Email preferred. Please include your CMC member number and comparable ski touring experience if we have never skied together. Jan Dudley: jandudley01@gmail.com / 719.821.2523.



Details

Enjoy one of the top cross country ski tours in Colorado, just below the tree line from Breckenridge to Frisco. Meet at Miners Creek trailhead in Frisco to take the Summit Stage to Breckenridge; Gondola ride up to Peaks trailhead start. Rolling/moderate climbs lead to fast final descent to Frisco. Strong intermediate touring skills required.



Notes

The ski tour is about 8 mi and takes ~ 3-1/2+ hours, depending on the pace of the group, so we should be back to the Frisco TH by 3:00 PM. Suggest waxless fish-scale touring skis with metal edges. If your skis are not fish-scale, plan to start the ski tour with skins on. No wax-only gear, please! The first 5 mi has a fair amount of mild up & rolling. The final 3 mi is mostly down - strong power-wedge in spots, usually fun, intermediate trail touring skills reqd. Bring the usual: 10 essentials and clothing appropriate for the weather, trail lunch/snacks. You do not need avalanche gear. We have a few radios, but could use 1-2 more if you can bring one.

Be ready for the predicted weather & conditions.
My favorite 10 Essentials List (Summit County Rescue Group www.scrg.org)
-Navigation: Map & Compass, GPS, extra batteries, watch
-Signaling: Whistle, Mirror, Cell Phone, Surveyor Tape
-Light Source: Headlamp, flashlight, extra batteries
-Nourishment: Water & High Energy food, plus extra
-Shelter: Tarp, Bivvy, Cord
-Fire Building: Storm-proof matches, Fire Starter, Heat Tabs, Knife, Saw
-Personal Protection: Medications, First Aid Kit, Sunscreen, Eye protection, Bug repellent
-Weather protection: Extra Clothing, Rain Gear, Hat, Gloves, Large heavy-duty plastic bag
-Winter Add-ons (if applicable): Avy Beacon, Probe, Shovel