February 22, 2014 · 7:00 AM
Here's your opportunity for a winter weekend of snowshoeing and cross country skiing up north while staying warm at night in a shared 8 person yurt complete with wood heat. The winter season offers 40+ km of well groomed cross county ski trails and 25 km of snowshoe trails near the Flagstaff Nordic Ski Center (FNSC), 15 miles from downtown Flagstaff on Highway 180. We 'll use our own or rent (additional $) snowshoes or cross country skis at the FNSC and spend Saturday on the trails. Then we'll finish the day at the Yurt (located a mile from the lodge) for the night for a group dinner, dessert & drinks; no tent, no snow caves, just kick off your gear and sleep on your own pad & sleeping bag.
Sunday we'll ski or snowshoe out again and possibly explore the lava tube nearby (if accessible). If there is no snow that weekend we'll spend the weekend exploring the same trails on foot.
Note: Dogs are allowed in the yurts (never alone) and I will be bringing my dog - who only attacks people who snore :) lf you're interested in bringing a cold hardly dog please talk to me before you sign up as it involves additional costs and is limited to one other dog as a courtesy to others.
Also, be aware this trip involves a shared yurt and relatively tight quarters and may not be for everyone. So, please contact me before you sign up If I have never hiked with you before. Thanks.