nordic ski tour: gilbert peak • 2 days

Cross-country skiing. First annual spring ski tour to Utah's 2nd highest peak (13, 423 ft.) via the direct Joulious Creek route (1st ski ascent pioneered in 2005). Huge cornices and cliffs along the route dictate that the group ski together and stay on course with GPS navigation. Please note: This trip is subject to postponement to alternate weekends multiple times if necessary to achieve the right weather and snow conditions. This is due to the organizers prior experience with white-out conditions on the tundra above treeline in April. Lightweight backcountry tourng skis with fishscales and skins highly recommended. Headlamps are mandatory. We will carcamp Friday night at the Quarter Corner campground, one-half mile from the Henry's Fork Winter Parking Area. Pre-requisite: Gunsight Pass reached on Kings Peak ski tour in March (no exceptions).

Level:MSD
Miles:24.0
Vertical:4500'
Route:Out & Back
Pace:Fast
Organizer:Michael Berry
Phone:801-583-4721
Date:Fri Apr 15 2011 — Sat Apr 16 2011
Meeting Place:Registration required


This activity is being organized by a Wasatch Mountain Club member.