nordic ski tour: north fork of the provo (uintas) - December 27, 2009

This XC ski tour follows rolling terrain through the forest and past meadows and beaver ponds to the 2.5 mile mark. The 'kick & glide' gives way to moderately difficult terrain leading up to the old yurt (site) ruins at the 3.0 mile mark. The long valley beyond and scenery is a just reward. Generally, lighter weight backcountry touring gear (with swix, scales, or skins) is used. Overall, the elevation gain is not substantial on this trip, unless one continues past the 7.5 mi. mark towards Duck Lake, which would be a very long day, indeed (a near-full moon will be rising). In that case, carpools can be arranged for seperate return times. Contact trip organizer if driving from the Park City area. Beacons are not required on this trip. Winter safety gear and headlamps advised. Meet at 8:15 am for an 8:30 am departure.

Route:Out & Back
Organizer:Michael Berry
Date:Sun Dec 27 2009
Meeting Place:Parleys Way Walmart lot (2725 E Parleys Way, Salt Lake City, UT)
Meeting Time:8:15 am