nordic ski tour: kings peak - March 26, 2016

A WMC special activity that larger-than-life-character, Harold Goodro, used to call high performing WMCers goats. With that in mind, this is the 43rd annual running of the goats. Conditions look really good in Henrys Fork this year. As usual we will meet (optional) on Friday night for possible car-pooling at the Walmart parking lot on Parleys Way about 5:00 pm and leave shortly for Evanston and JB's restaurant (also optional), a couple of long blocks from the first Evanston exit (#3) and next to the Days Inn. The only required registration is by sign-up at the HF parking area where we camp. Headlamps are mandatory. The usual morning wake-up rounds are made at 4:00 am. We start before dawn and finish after dark. Bring lots of water. Climbing skins can be handy but not essential. Standard touring gear is best. For attempting to summit, reaching Gunsight Pass by 12:00 noon is advised. Summit goal is by 2:30 pm with 4:00 pm mandatory turn-around no matter where you are. Elkhorn Crossing (NTD) or Gunsight Pass (MOD) are the most common destinations and turn-around points. The entire trip is scenic with great views. It is a classic! We carry out all waste paper, including TP, so plan for it. The first part of the trip is sheltered so we start out no matter the weather. We all track the same route for safety. Contact Larry or Steve (801-272-5750, if you plan to ski, camp in the Henrys Fork for a higher start or plan to start extra early on 4/26.

Route:Out & Back
Organizer:Larry Swanson
Date:Sat Mar 26 2016
Meeting Place:Parleys Way Walmart lot (2725 E Parleys Way, Salt Lake City, UT)
Meeting Time:5:00 pm