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Date Thursday  4/15/2021
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Ski/board Montezuma*
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Approved
Leader Jeff Damp
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate II
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain ~1500’ to 2000’
Driving Distance 120

Location

Trip will begin at the Saints John Creek trailhead in town of Montezuma.  We will meet there at 8:00 AM.  If you wish to caravan, please meet at WOOLY MAMMOTH, SECTION AA, at 6:30 AM.  Please let me know if you plan to meet us in Montezuma or at Wooly Mammoth.  Due to COVID, there is no guarantee you will be able to carpool.  It is up to each individual driver to decide if he or she is willing to accept passengers.



For more info Contact

Jeff Damp, cell: 720-936-5921; dampjn@gmail.com

text messages okay.  Please call or text with any questions.



Details

 



We will skin up the Saints John road up into Montezuma Basin.  There are numerous slide paths along the way, so trip destination may be changed if avalanche danger is significant. Once we are in the wide basin there are numerous options and we will decide as a group where to go.  Determining factors are weather, snow conditions, comfort level, and safety. 



You should be able to comfortably ski blue slopes at resorts and have at least some experience in backcountry.  You should be familiar with your gear and make sure it all works and fits.



You must have taken AIARE I or equivalent and be ready and willing to participate in decision making.  This includes studying the CAIC report the morning of the trip. We will stay in a group, always being in sight of each other.



Bring warm clothes, face protection, sun screen, food, water, 10 essentials, skis, skins, poles, beacon, shovel, probe.  Snowboarders will need to bring snowshoes for the uphill.  Ski crampons recommended but not required.



Pace will be moderate, but let's take an occasional opportunity, weather permitting, to stop and enjoy the scenery.



COVID regulations are in effect.  Please refer to CMC COVID regulations posted on the CMC website

 



More information will be sent out a few days before the trip.



 





 



 




Notes

 
This is a Bobcats trip. The Bobcats' mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips, especially “B Difficult” and “C” hikes and Difficult Snowshoes, for our mostly age-50+ constituents.  We may sponsor other activities of interest to our members, everything from bike rides to camping. Although we have members, we don’t have dues or elections, and our trips are non-exclusive. We welcome all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip regardless of age or Bobcats membership. To join our free mailing list, write Membership Services at office@cmc.org or call them at (303) 279-3080.



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