nordic ski tour: north fork of the provo (uintas) - December 26, 2011

Cross-country (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 this point offers great scenery to the 7.0 mile mark. The organizer plans to put in a track several days before the trip to increase efficiency on the tour day. Generally, lighter weight backcountry touring gear (with swix or scales) is used (e.g. Fischer S-Bound 78 Skis). Carpools may be arranged for separate return times if there is enough interest. Contact organizer if driving from the Park City area. Beacons are not required on this trip, but winter safety gear and head headlamps always advised. Remember to bring approximately $5 to $10 if you are a passenger. Also there is a $3 Mirror Lake Highway fee if you don't have a car pass. Meet at 8:00 am for a prompt 8:15 am departure. NTD to MOD.

Route:Out & Back
Organizer:Michael Berry
Date:Mon Dec 26 2011
Meeting Place:Parleys Way Walmart lot (2725 E Parleys Way, Salt Lake City, UT)
Meeting Time:8:00 am