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Date Saturday  2/27/2021
End Date
Group Gore Range
Event Title Reschedule - Spruce Creek Ski Tour Will Reschedule
Start Time 9:00 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Dale Pfaff
Member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate I
Trail Mileage 4
Elevation Gain 700-850'
Driving Distance 26 mi from Frisco I-70 Exit 203

Location

Meet at Frisco Walmart at 8:00 AM. Park farthest from store. Spruce Creek TH is about 3.7 mi south of Breckenridge.Notify leader if driving directly to TH; arrive ready to ski by 9 AM.



For more info Contact

Contact Leader to register: Dale Pfaff, daletpfaff@gmail.com, (847) 504-6650.  Four (4) of the seven (7) roster spots will be reserved for Gore Range Members until 1-week prior.  Those on the waiting list will be added as spots are available.  



Details

We will ski up the trail to the Mohawk Lakes trailhead then descend down the 4WD Spruce Creek Rd to complete the loop. The trail is a moderate climb through the woods, steep enough to require kicker skins, then a brisk downhill ride back to the TH. Intermediate backcountry downhill skill required. Details subject to change based on leader scouting for snow conditions & weather a few days in advance.

 




Notes

Notes from Past scouting of other leaders: Kicker-skins for the ascent, which held on all the climbs. There are some inclines that the skis would not have held without the kickers. It is a pretty steady uphill for 2 mi, with a few short steep sections. The first creek crossing deserves attention, narrow & deceptive under the snow cover.  On some trips, the descent down the road was fast, while other descents were fairly arduous, with poling & shuffling to get through the soft snow, just a few tracks in front of me to follow. Hopefully,this will get skied down making it a bit faster.