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Date Saturday  1/6/2018
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Gould X/C ski tour
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Ward Whicker
Co-Leader JoAnn Herkenhoff
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Casual
Classification Easy 
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 800
Driving Distance 160

Location

The trip will start at the Pringles Liquor parking lot at Drake and Taft Hill Roads in Fort Collins, where we will carpoot to the trailhead at or near Gould in North Park.



For more info Contact

Contact trip leader, Ward Whicker for information and registration.  Email:  <ward.whicker@colostate.edu> ; phone 970-225-3747.



Details

This trip is a mostly an off-trail ski tour that will  start at or near Ward's cabin in Gould, CO.  The actual route will depend on snow conditions, but will take place in the near vicinity.  This area is relatively flat, with a few gentle, rolling hills.  We will likely need to break trail, which the stronger skiers can take a part in.  The area is characterized by forest and meadows, and it offers great views of the Never Summer and Rawah Range peaks.  Moose are common in the area and often seen.  As an early-season ski tour, this is a good opportunity to practice basic kick and glide skills on cross country touring skis in a wilderness setting. Lightweight cross-country touring skis are recommended.  Participants should be reasonably fit and possess basic, intermediate skills.   At the conclusion of the trip, we will have the opportunity to warm up at Ward's cabin and enjoy some refreshments.  Direct registration with the leader is required.  On-line signups are not permitted.




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