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Ski/cross-country/snowshoe Monarch/Salida Jan 16-20

Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-16
Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
505 412 0376
Leader Email: 
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

In a repeat of a classic outing, let's head north over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend downhill/ crosscountry/ snowshoe around Monarch Pass. Signs so far are hopeful for the ski season, and snow at Monarch is generally reliable. We will head for Salida to establish a base in a comfortable house or cabin, and spend our days in winter sports in the Monarch Pass area. Either a Pajarito Powerpass or a Local Powerpass offers three free days at Monarch, and otherwise tickets are relatively inexpensive online. Age 69 and up is free; seniors are age 62-68. Monarch is a high Continental Divide ski area with wonderful views, and is skiing of the old fashioned kind, without the glitz and expense one finds farther north in Colorado. There are several snowshoe/XC options; a classic is the old Monarch Pass trail. Salida is an interesting town with some nice restaurants. There are even hiking options along the Arkansas River if we have a warm day.

We will drive up in the afternoon on Thursday, January 16, and stay in a rented house for four nights. We spend three full days doing winter sports, and will return on Monday the 20th, perhaps squeezing in a morning outing of some sort. Please let me know at bill@priedhorsky.net if you are interested. I would appreciate a $150 deposit per person towards the house cost In the past the per person cost has been in the $150-200 range for the weekend, depending on how we fill the house. These have been wonderful weekends in the past, and I expect another.

safetyminute: 

In the event of an injury, I plan to: 

The nearest hospital is: Salida

If conditions turn poor right before the event will start, we plan to:

1) Head to Salida unless conditions forbid travel, figure out what to do when we get there and settle in.

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