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XC Ski & Snowshoe WEEKEND

 

It's almost that time of the year- time to head up north and enjoy the bountiful snow. We'll be staying in 'the cabin' (actually a pretty nice house), xc skiing at Hartwick Pines, snowshoeing through the woods (with my trusty compass!), and enjoying a warm indoor fireplace. Hartwick Pines even has an old growth forest (nice!). This is an area I try to get to every winter, and I assure you it's great!


Please note: You should be in shape and ready to x-country ski A LOT!!!

 

 

Price: Lodging is ~ $50 per person for entire weekend. What a deal!!! Sorry, no refunds though. Details were emailed to all YES rsvp folk.

Lodging: A nice house. Heated. Oven for cooking. Hot showers. A nice house that looks like a cabin on the outside but is really a house on the inside.

Sleeping: Mostly double beds, a few single beds (cozy up with a new friend?)

Food: Potluck and cooking together (I will make a Google doc to plan this)

XC Ski Rental: Recommend renting your skis before our adventure. Snowshoes they lend for free.

Payment: Please pay me through Amazon Payments (using bank account- not credit card, which takes a fee). Details soon.

Weather: If weather is not conducive to typical 'winter' activities we will hike and be merry.

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  • Anja

    Awesome weekend!!! Thank you so much for organizing, Miss Brianna
    I added some more pics to the album

    February 5, 2013

  • Sheila L.

    Thank you B! But next time do something about those pennies that were missing please! lol
    Fun, fun, and more fun.

    February 5, 2013

  • Vince

    I had a great time!! Good company, good food, and an amazing location with plenty of the beautiful white stuff!! Thanks again, Brianna, you did an incredible job planning this wonderful event!!

    February 4, 2013

  • Katie

    Very fun and exhausting

    February 4, 2013

  • Melissa

    Thanks for planning Brie!!!:)

    February 3, 2013

  • Andy

    I wish I saw this sooner. I've been itching to try this sport!

    1 · February 1, 2013

  • Ashwin H.

    I will be leaving Ann Arbor at 5.30 PM. If anyone needs a ride, let me know...

    January 30, 2013

  • Deborah

    Hey just joined the waitlist (1 of 1 currently). If it helps, I have an inflatable Kelty twin air mattress & it's very comfy for me & my sleeping bag. All it needs is floor space :)

    January 24, 2013

    • Deborah

      right, the airbed deflates and the sleeping bag compresses, both to stowable sizes. But OK, whatever, I'm off the waitlist.

      1 · January 29, 2013

  • Ashok B

    Is anyone interested in car pooling and have an empty seat in their car? I am reluctant to drive. I live in Ann Arbor near North Campus.

    January 28, 2013

    • Ashwin H.

      I'll be visiting A2 on friday to pick up the skis....When will you be ready to leave?

      January 28, 2013

    • Ashok B

      You should consider renting from Bivouac in Ann Arbor. XC Ski gear for 20 $ for the whole weekend and they will let you return it Monday morning, no extra charge. The staff is super friendly too.
      I plan on leaving Friday evening but I am flexible.

      January 29, 2013

  • Sheila L.

    B, Jeff got the Amazon payment through. Thanks : )

    January 28, 2013

  • Sheila L.

    Details soon....Payment: Please pay me through Amazon Payments (using bank account- not credit card, which takes a fee). Details soon.

    We didn't get details!

    January 28, 2013

    • Ashwin H.

      She sent the mail last tuesday....You might want to check your spam folder....

      January 28, 2013

    • Sheila L.

      Yes I know and no it wasn't there. Thanks :)

      January 28, 2013

  • Jeff L.

    I am trying to pay brianna for this trip and need some help. Does anyone know how to pay her through amazon?

    Thanks

    January 28, 2013

    • Ashok B

      Brianna sent a note on Jan 22nd with the instructions check your inbox.
      Also, if you are trying to use Amazon payments for the first time, it is not easy to associate your bank account to Amazon payment. The verification take couple of days. You can still pay using credit cards. You payment will go instantly but like Brianna said, you need to pay 2 $ extra.

      January 28, 2013

  • Deborah

    Also, I have (currently) 8 different pairs of xc skis, different bindings and boots for some, along w. poles of varying lengths. If you are a female who weighs[masked] lbs and a size 5.5 or 6 shoe (Euro size 37 in ski boots) I can very prolly hook you up w. a whole outfit. Also have some metal edged backcountry skis for someone[masked] lbs, w. poles, but you'd have to come up w. NNN BC boots cuz they are the only kind that would fit the bindings. Free use for the weekend, will trade for beer ;)

    January 24, 2013

  • Jeff L.

    Rental for xcountry ski that is.

    January 24, 2013

  • Jeff L.

    There is a rental place in Grayling that is very reasonable right behind the Ramadan in I think. It's less than 30.00 for the whole weekend.

    January 24, 2013

  • Ashok B

    Is anyone interested in adding Snowmobiling to this adventure (with Ms. Brianna blessings of course)?

    January 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we have too xc ski? Can we just come up for the views and some fun? Is there a quaint little town near by?

    January 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds like we could hang with Chuck!

      January 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay thanks but the wife and I don't have a set of xc skis. We are not MI and are trying to get and see MI. If you have spots that need to be filled we are in!

      January 23, 2013

  • Marisa

    Thanks for adding me Brianna. Unfortunately I realized I am unable to attend. Hopefully I'll make it another time. Thanks for organizing the trip and everyone enjoy!

    January 23, 2013

  • Vince

    Hello Brianna!! Is there anyway you could take one more person for this event?? I'm on the Wait List. I can bring my own cot or sleeping bag to sleep on.

    January 23, 2013

  • chuck

    Could I get a little clarification on what is meant by "in shape"? Just want to be sure I understand what that means exactly in this context...

    January 22, 2013

    • Sheila L.

      I did this my first time xc skiing and it wasn't hard at all. I was a little sore in my arms and upper legs but nothing tough and it felt good. Then I came back home and bought xc equipment. Love it!

      January 23, 2013

  • Ashwin H.

    Hey Brianna, I have never XC-skied before. How difficult is it to maintain balance compared to downhill?(I don't want to keep falling down on the trails).

    January 22, 2013

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