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Date Thursday  1/31/2019
End Date Thursday  1/31/2019
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Michigan Ditch cross country ski tour See revised gear description
Start Time 10:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Carolyn Hammond
Co-Leader Tom Trout
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 8.4
Elevation Gain 1000 ft
Driving Distance 136 miles


Meeting time in Fort Collins will be 7:30 a.m. Park at Cameron Pass.  We will cross country ski tour Michigan Ditch to Michigan River, then follow river to American Lakes basin.  Options to explore at the Lakes.  We will do as much of route as conditions allow. Required are metal edged skis >70mm
(2 7/8") at the "shovel" (the widest part of the ski near the front), as opposed to narrower skis with plastic edges meant for groomed tracks. AT skis are ok. The trail from the junction of the Michigan Ditch Trail with the trail up to American Lakes is steep, so skins are required. Kicker skins are o.k. Co leader Tom Trout has skins (50 mm) he is willing to lend. The descent is equally steep, similar to a green run at a ski resort, and will be roughened with other users' snow shoe tracks, so be sure you are confident skiing down this.

Meeting details will be given closer to trip date.

Contact leader Carolyn Hammond.  Include your recent ski trips of similar distance and elevation gain, (name the distance and elevation gain of each). Or, list similar recent activity that would qualify you for this trip,

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