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Date Sunday  11/17/2019
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Wintersteen - Navigation Practice Navigation Practice
Start Time 12:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Scott Farquhar
Co-Leader JoAnn Herkenhoff
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult B
Trail Mileage 7.5
Elevation Gain 2000
Driving Distance 40

Location

We will not be meeting at 12 am. The meeting place and time will be emailed to participants a couple of days before the trip



For more info Contact

To register for this trip contact Scott Farquhar fccmcguy@gmail.com



Details

Note this hike is a "B" classification and it will not involve any techical scrambling, however, about three quarters of the trip will be off trail so it will be more difficult than your average B trip. Note, however, a "Difficult B" is not necessarily as nasty as a "Moderate D" :-)



The intent of this trip is to spend quite a bit of time off trail and as a group practice navigation skills. We will leave a car at Gateway Natural Area then proceed to the Greyrock Trailhead. The plan is to travel up the Greyrock Trail to the meadows area then cut off to the north-east down a ridge and "roughly" follow the old Wintersteen Trail back to Gateway Natural Area. The Wintersteen Trail has not be maintained for a number of years AND it was further "obscured" by fires soooooo, we will need to rely on Map and Compass to guide us safely to our destination. YIKES!!!!!  :-)



I will be sending out maps (pdf files) and instructions to participants before the trip (proably a week before) and you will get a LOT more out of the trip if you take a look, determine features to look for and compass bearing we might want to follow when we get to these features. I will not be forcing anyone, but I will be asking others to lead the group in order to practice their navigation skills. Note I would prefer that folks "plan" and use map and compass during this hike in order to get the practice. However, I have to admit I will have a gps track on my phone as a backup (I like adventure, but not TOOOO much).  



Just remember "All the fun is off trail." and "We might get misplaced, but we won't get lost and that is part of the adventure!"



 




Notes

To register for this trip contact the leader at fccmcguy@gmail.com