nordic ski tour-kings peak tour - March 17, 2018

This is the 45th annual KPT. It is MSD, fast paced, can be up to 32 miles in length depending on turn around point, and gains about 4600 ft in elevation. There are lots of good options for a turn around points short of the peak. We all go in and out on the same trail. The tour is great from any of the turn around points. No beacons, shovels, or probes are required but good headlamps with ample batteries are mandatory as we start around 4:30 am and return after dark. It is a very long day. Bring plenty of water. Climbing skins are often helpful. Standard Nordic gear is best. Racing skis are a poor choice and not advised. Meeting at the Walmart parking lot on Parleys way on Friday at 5:00 PM is optional. Many also meet at JB's restaurant in Evanston but that is also optional. Checkout at the Henry's Fork trailhead before starting and check in at completion of the day is mandatory. Those attempting the peak should be at Gunsight Pass by about noon. Mandatory turn around time is 3PM no matter where you are on the route. Don't forget that we carry out absolutely all paper waste Driving directions and more information can be obtained from Larry Swanson,, 801 583 4043 or Steve Swanson,, 801 557 2172.

Route:Out & Back
Organizer:Larry Swanson
Date:Sat Mar 17 2018
Meeting Place:Henry's Fork Trailhead
Meeting Time:4:30 am