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D4: CRATERS OF THE MOON BACKPACKING TRIP!

  • May 18, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Where: Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, USA

When: May 18, 19, 2013

Who: 8 people

Route: Wilderness Trail

Distance: 25.6 km return

Difficulty: D4

Weather: http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/Craters+of+the+Moon+National+Monument+ID+IDCRMO:13:US

Safety: Weather, sharp rocks, desert environment

Equipment: To be discussed at the meeting

Requirements: First aid kit, backpacking boots, water, helmet.


READ THE ENTIRE WRITE-UP BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS TRIP!!!

This trip has a manual wait list.

This trip will require us leaving Canada and travel to the United States. We will be backpacking in a desert environment, which will involve each person carrying a two days supply of water. The trail goes over Broken Top cinder cone and crosses pahoehoe flow close to Buffalo Caves. We then pass a series of lava trees and several cinder cones before reaching our designation. We will be setting up camp inside the crater of a cider cone volcano “Echo Crater”.

 

Day 1:    Parking Lot....................Echo Crater            12.8 km

Day 2:    Echo Crater....................Parking Lot            12.8 km


It is your responsibility to make sure you have acquired all necessary equipment, clothing, and food for this trip. All outdoor activities involve a certain degree of risk, so it is up to you to be prepared, resilient, self-reliant, responsible, cautious, and aware of surrounding hazards. As well, desert weather can be unpredictable, so be prepared for unforeseen changes. For safety reasons, if you show up for this event unprepared or with inappropriate clothing and or gear you will not be permitted to continue on the trip. Organizers are not guides.

If renting gear please make sure it works and all parts are there.

Members are empower members to take responsibility, gain backcountry experience and knowledge, as this event should be viewed as a learning experience as well as a fun filled trip.

 

  • We are leaving Canada for this event, so you will be required to have a valid passport and documentation. Any difficulties experienced at the boarder are beyond the scope of the event host’s responsibilities. You will be required to take care of boarder issues on your own.
  • For safety and financial reasons for out of country events I require members to acquire backcountry travel insurance. Most insurance travel plans do not cover backcountry travel in other countries. MEC offers reasonably price insurance through Co-operators by calling 1 (800)[masked].
  • If tenting please contact another member on the trip to share a tent.  If you do not wish to share a tent with another member please indicate your intent on your RRSP.
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument requires that each person have backcountry wilderness and cave permits  in your possession the duration of the trip. Failing to do so could involve fines and removal from the trip. We will be picking up permits at the park.

 

MANDATORY PRE-TRIP MEETING: May 01, 2013


At the meeting all required permits and or reservations need to be presented to the trip organizer, or you risk being removed from the trip. Any fees incurred by the group leader for your participation in the trip must be paid in full by this date. Fees paid by the group leader will be non- refundable and non-transferable (this trip involves commitment).

If you have any questions I can be contacted at [masked]


PLEASE READ CORA RULES OF CONDUCT

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  • Darcy K.

    Have fun guys! Hope the weather is great!

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So far, it looks like we will be experiencing higher than normal temperatures in this region.

    May 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would it be possible to join this trip? I realize I missed the May 1st meeting, but my schedule has changed and I will be around for this weekend and would love to do this trip. I'd be available to meet about trip prep when it is convienient for you.

    Thanks!

    Mike

    May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't join you for this trip now, some new work commitments have come up, hope someone on the waiting list can take my place, and hope there will be similar another trip I can join after June. Very disappointed!

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't join you for this trip now, some big new work commitments have come up, hope someone on the waiting list can take my place, and hope there will be similar trip I can join after June. Very disappointed!

    April 20, 2013

  • Meghan

    I am happy to share my tent with someone (I have an ultralight two person backpacking tent). Let me know if you'd like to share. :)

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have provided additional information in the write up of the trip. Please read.

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for including me on the trip!

    I'm really sorry but I'm not in Calgary between 27th April - 9th May, so I can't attend the pre-trip meeting. I hope there is a way I can meet you at another time? I'd hate to miss it, but understand its a vital meeting. Sorry to be a pain. Rachel

    April 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will meet up with you after the 9th and give you required information.

      April 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      will do, thanks very much William

      April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    April 13, 2013

  • Darcy K.

    I'm wishing I didn't sign up for my Adventure Medic coarse. This sounds like fun.

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have been there before.....it's incredible !

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be opening this event to other members in the coming week.

    April 9, 2013

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  • Alfieri N.
    Assistant Organizer
  • Meghan
    Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member

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