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Date Saturday  2/15/2020
Group State CMC
Event Title YEP Teen Ventures - Winter Hut Trip
Start Time 12:00 AM
End Time 12:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Patrick Collentine
Member Price $225.00
Non-member Price $255.00
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Education (everyone)


Course Area:  Brainard Lake Recreation Area, Ward, CO

Meeting Location: American Mountaineering Center

**Participants will meet at the YEP Mountain Explorers Lab, located in the American Mountaineering Center. Transportation will be provided to and from the field site. 

For more info Contact

Patrick Collentine, Youth Education Adventure Course Program Manager


YEP Teen Ventures - Winter Hut Trip

Spend a long weekend in the winter backcountry!  Join us for an expedition to the CMC's Brainard Cabin. Enjoy three days of snowshoeing and exploring the remote expanses of Brainard Lake Recreation Area. Learn avalanche awareness and safety skills, route-finding, backcountry snow travel techniques, build snow shelters, hang out around the wood-stove fireplace.

Includes transportation, meals, hut fee, instruction, and necessary equipment*


Day 1 – Snowshoe and Overnight at CMC Brainard Cabin

8:00 AM Check in at the American Mountaineering Center

Get to know each other!

Overview and distribution of gear – snowshoes and personal gear in packs

Drive to Brainard Lake Recreation Area

Snowshoe to CMC Brainard Cabin


Group dinner

Night sky or other nighttime activities

Day 2 - Snow-Based Activities

Group breakfast

Snowshoe tour to the Indian Peaks Wilderness

Winter Navigation – map/compass; route-finding activity

Snow skills activities - avalanche awareness, snow shelters, sledding,

Group dinner

Fireside stories and nighttime activities

Day 3 - Wrap-up and Return Home

Group breakfast

Clean cabin and pack equipment

Snowshoe out

Return to AMC

Unload, clean, and organize gear

4:00 PM Course ends at American Mountaineering Center


Requests made prior to 30 days of the event will be processed less a $10 handling fee. Requests made within 30 days of the event will be refunded at 50% of the amount paid. No refunds will be made 7 days prior to the event.  If the CMC cancels the class for any reason, a full refund will be issued.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.