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Date Sunday  2/4/2018
End Date Monday  2/5/2018
Group Gore Range
Event Title Hut trip to Vance's Cabin
Start Time 10:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Jan Dudley
Co-Leader Dale Pfaff
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type
Trail Mileage 6.5
Elevation Gain 776
Driving Distance Ski Cooper parking lot


Ski Cooper TH parking for Vance's Cabin

For more info Contact

Leader Jan Dudley 719.821.2523
Co-Leader Dale Pfaff Cell: 970-368-6019
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: / 719.821.2523.


Register with Leader.
Payment - Adults $31.32. Under 12 is $15.66 (all incl. tax). Additionally, we will have some shared food costs, payable at the hut.
Make checks out to: Gore Range Group CMC, c/o Jan Dudley, 738 Wild Rose Rd, Silverthorne, CO 80498

10th Mtn Waiver link- Every participant MUST sign the 10th Mtn Waiver. Follow this link for Trip # 173063 on Feb 4, 2018.

Respond/Food Preference -Let me know if you want to participate in group dinner and breakfast, or if you prefer to bring your own food, i.e. due to preferences or special diet limitations.

Note that Vance's Cabin is among the more 'basic'. Sleeping is very communal with 6 beds upstairs in a loft and 10 bunk beds downstairs in a communal sleeping area. Earplugs will be a 'must'.

Trip logistics and packing info closer to the trip date. We have skiers and snow-shoers at a wide-range of age & pace. Meet/start at 10 AM at the Ski Copper parking lot TH. Some participants may want to combine this trip to ski at Ski Copper or the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center - It might be best to plan adjacent activities for Monday so that we can go in as a group on Sunday. As we get closer, we'll check weather & trail conditions to accommodate alternate plans.

Reference Links:
Vance's Cabin
Hut Ski
Ski Cooper
Tennessee Pass Nordic Center


Be ready for the predicted weather and conditions.
My favorite 10 Essentials List (Summit County Rescue Group
-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