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Date Saturday  2/3/2018
End Date Saturday  2/3/2018
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Montgomery Pass BCX Ski
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Scott Farquhar
Co-Leader Ward Whicker
Member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate III
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 1600
Driving Distance 150

Location

The meeting time and location will be e-mailed to particpants a couple of days before the trip



For more info Contact

Scott Farquhar Trip Leader - fccmcguy@gmail.com



Details

This will be a BackCountry Cross Trip (BCX) which will go off trail down through the trees. We will not be going into areas prone to avalanche so Avalanche Beacons etc. will not be required. However, you will need to have AT or tele/BCX type skis (shaped with metal edges NOT "skinny skis"), skins, and a ski helmet. You also must be able to negotiate down a 20-25 deg slope through trees off trail in the powder (note this will be a slightly more difficult than Sawmill BCX trips we have done in the past). If you have both BCX and AT skis and are uncomfortable in trees you might want to bring the AT skis (I just use my tele skis and make "snow angel" stops when necessary). 



The trip will start at Mongomery Pass Trailhead. From there we will go up on trail to the cut off to the left towards the bowls. When we reach the bowls we will climb up and take at least one run down (more if the group would like). We will then head down to the east through the trees off trail towards the trailhead. At the start the trees are a bit thinned out and the slope is in the 20-25 deg range in places. Lower down the trees will become a bit thicker, but the slope is a bit less.



 




Notes

You must contact the Trip Leader to register for this trip.