nordic ski tour: kings peak

That larger than life character Harold Goodro used to call high performing WMCers goats. With that in mind, this is the 44th annual running of the goats. Conditions should be real 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 mandatory turn-around no later than 4:00 pm no matter where you are on the route. 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. Everyone goes up and down on the same route for safety. Some participants may be carrying 2-way radios to facilitate communication high on the route. Contact Larry (801-583-4043, oldswaney@gmail.com) or Steve (801-557-2172, stephenswa@gmail.com) if you plan to leave extra early or go in the day before for a higher camp.

Level:MSD
Miles:32.0
Vertical:4600'
Route:Out & Back
Pace:Fast
Organizer:Larry Swanson
Phone:801-583-4043
Date:Sat Mar 25 2017
Meeting Place:Parleys Way Walmart lot, East side - 2703 Parleys Way, Salt Lake City, UT
Meeting Time:5:00 pm