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A Peak with a View: *** Tronsen Ridge !

[masked] somewhere 6 miles: Waitlist, I'll draw you in

Weather Permitting! CAR CONTRIBUTIONS: 50c/mile

Bring Snowshoes & Crampons!!

I will be slow, so don't expect a race, haven't hiked for a while!

If you ware willing to drive (in snow if needed) and have a 4x4 (for some trailheads)

Waitlist, I'll pull you in if you fit for the team and mountain:

Need a couple of experienced scramblers and trailbreakers, and 1-2 strong beginners are ok too, but you have to have the equipment, or ask Val for extras.

Weather:(Right Click, open new Tab or Window)

http://www.epeaks.com/epeaks/weather.htm

NOTE-1: You need to stay together, as a team or not go with us! Turning around only splits the group, usually not a good idea. Trips last sometimes 13+ hours! We don't hurry, have lunch, take care of each other and play it calm and safe.

NOTE-2: Val doesn't have a set turn-around time. If we are close to the summit, and everybody is up for it, we go on, even if we have to come down in the dark with headlamps. And... should it really happen, we are equipped (right? Warm stuff...!) for a bivi as well. IF this bothers you, DO NOT GO on an advanced trip.

NOTE-3: BAG-CHECK: Got to have Alpine Scrambling Equipment: 2x 18ft 5mm prusik cords, 1 locking carabiner, Ice-Axe, SnowShoes, Tracktion Device, Ski-Poles with Snow Plates, Headlamp, Extra Warm Cloth - packed water tight, Full Zipper Rain Pants, Rain Jacket, Gloves, Extra Water-Tight Mittens, Water-Tight Winter Mountaineiring Boots, Gaitors, Dry Socks, Ziplockbags etc.. After a rainstorm, you need to be able to put an dry cloth. Sometimes Crampons!

10 Essentials:http://www.firstemall.com/epeaks/

Note 4: We will carry a rope just in case, but do not regularily use it. However, if you feel unsafe, ASK FOR BEING ROPED UP! Regardless, if Val ropes up, you will also have to rope up. If you don't like this, don't go!

NOTE-5: Winter hikes and snowshoes often deal with unforecasted conditions. Have equipment with you do deal with it!

NOTE-6: Don't just text, CALL people if your RSVP changes on short notice, of if you are late.

Val

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  • Amy

    It was a fun day with a wonderful group! So fun that I even got a well-earned nickname. Thank you Val for driving and organizing.

    March 3, 2013

  • Val

    Very nice ridge hikes, both up and down, great weather, cooling wind and fun company. Thank you all!

    March 2, 2013

    • Brandon M.

      And thank you Val! It was a good day. See you all soon..

      March 3, 2013

  • Val

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5837562
    Just short 5 miles (point to point) , 2000ft

    March 3, 2013

  • Val

    Mark, Tom Parry, it is impossible to plan winter trips when the trail-breakers cancel on short notice!

    March 2, 2013

    • Mark J.

      True, and I apologize... but at the same time, it would be nice to ask for feedback before the final decision if we're needed.

      March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have to go. You guys go ahead in 1 vehicle.

    March 2, 2013

  • Avana

    sorry Val, I'm not feeling well today. Thank you ~

    March 2, 2013

  • Mark J.

    Too far of a drive for me... next time.

    March 1, 2013

  • Parry

    Doing Silver

    March 1, 2013

  • tom b.

    has a destination been picked?

    February 27, 2013

    • Parry

      Val as you know the weather now. Do you have destination picked!!!!!

      March 1, 2013

    • Val

      If it's ok PERSIS South Ridge, or bad NorthPeak, Hex, or... Tronsen Ridge if it's real bad, because it's dry over there

      March 1, 2013

  • Deanna Marie M.

    I'll do one with you next weekend, Val!!

    February 28, 2013

  • Val

    OK, I have to warn you, I am in very poor shape and take it very slow. I get there eventually, so whatever we do (weather) it will be slow. Feel free to go with other leaders, but if you go with me, we stay together.

    1 · February 27, 2013

    • Amy

      It makes perfect sense to always stay together as a group! Looking forward to this outing!!

      February 27, 2013

  • Val

    Who can drive from the waiting list people?

    February 26, 2013

    • Mark J.

      Same as Brandon; I can drive so long as conditions are okay.

      February 27, 2013

    • Amy

      Same as Mark and Brandon, but my car is a bit small (it's a Toyota Corolla). However, I might not feel as comfortable driving to the pass. But I can drive. I'd love to finally hike with you, Val! :)

      February 27, 2013

  • Brandon M.

    I Can drive but don't have a 4-wheel drive.

    February 27, 2013

  • Laine

    Darn, I can't make Saturday. Have fun!

    February 26, 2013

  • Brandon M.

    The email says Sunday and the site says Saturday. Which is correct?

    February 26, 2013

    • Val

      Got updated, Saturday is right this week

      February 26, 2013

  • Val

    One Car so far, if more sign up, perhaps I'll take 8-10

    February 26, 2013

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