Hancock Notch BC XC Skiing

Leaders
Andrew Fasano (he/him) (B coC), Yunting Fang (A coB)
WIMP
Bjorn Poonen
Program
Winter (outside IAP)
Type
Cross-country skiing
Trip level
B
Trip date
Sunday, March 6th, 2022
Difficulty rating
Moderate/Difficult

Join Andrew and Yunting for a back-country, cross-country skiing + hiking trip at Hancock Notch this Sunday!

We will arrive at the trailhead at 10 am and plan to be back in the parking lot by 4:30 pm at the latest. There will be 6 miles skiing + 2.5 miles hiking. The weather forecast is in the high 20s, moderately snowy, with ~35 mph wind.

Route: caltopo.com/m/97FDD.

Educational objectives: Practice a trip with multiple modes of transit and gain experience using cross-country skis on a narrow, ungroomed trail.

Prerequisites: 1) Prior xc ski experience: we’ll be skiing on a narrow hiking trail with a slight incline/decline so it’s important that you’re able to ski in control 2) Prior winter hiking experience OR attendance at winter school 2022 lectures so long as you have also have XC skiing experience

We will be having an optional pre-trip meeting in the MITOC office from 6-7 on Thursday, March 3. At that meeting, you'll have the opportunity to rent XC skis and other gear.

Lottery: We will run a lottery for this trip Wednesday morning at 9 am.


Signup

Algorithm
first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
4
Signups opened at
Feb. 28, 2022, 11:02 p.m.
Signups closed at
March 2, 2022, 9 a.m.
Notes
  1. What’s your winter hiking experience?
  2. What’s your XC skiing experience (i.e. resort? BC?)
  3. What do you hope to gain from this trip?
Signups for this trip are closed.