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Date Saturday  1/19/2019
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Meadows Trail + Zimmerman Loop BCX Ski
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Scott Farquhar
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace
Classification Moderate I
Trail Mileage 6.5
Elevation Gain 900
Driving Distance 130

Location

Exact meeting time and place will be emailed to participants 2 days in advance of trip.  We will leave Fort Collins roughly about 7 am. 



For more info Contact

This is a leader-in-training trip for Steve Dielman, to register for this trip contact him at stevedielman@gmail.com.



Details

A classic Cameron Pass backcountry nordic ski (BCX) trip, mostly on a winter-only ungroomed track.  



This will be a point-to-point trip with a short car shuttle.  We will leave a vehicle at the Long Draw parking lot and start our ski at Zimmerman Trailhead five miles up the road.



From the trailhead we will ski up ~600 feet to Zimmerman Lake area, take the Loop Trail around the lake, and then descend the Meadows Trail to Long Draw Road ~1200 feet below Zimmerman Lake.  Despite the bland name, the Meadows Trail is rolling terrain through forested areas with short but fun downslopes. Near the end of the route, we will have the option of splitting into two groups to stay on the "track" or make a few turns on a steeper gladed hillside.  Total net elevation gain for this trip is ~900 feet and total net elevation loss is ~1500 feet mostly over the final four miles.  



Recommended gear: wider skis (>90 cm in the shovel) with metal edges and backcountry bindings (3-pin or nnn-BC) are recommeded unless you are comfortable climbing and descending both packed trail and powder through trees on moderate slopes with different gear.  Similarly, kicker skins are recommended in case the uphill track is icy.  If you want to join this trip with alternative gear, contact the trip leader. 



 




Notes

To register for this trip you must contact the LIT Steve Dielman at stevedielman@gmail.com