Contact Carl or Judi (208) 859-2503 or jsteciak at hotmail dot com to sign up.
Have you ever been playing in the snow near McCall and wished you could stay another day? This is your chance! We have reserved a heated bunkhouse on the shores of Payette Lake. The rustic log structure is adjacent to plowed parking and will cost less than $20 per person for both nights with full occupancy.
We will drive from Boise on Friday afternoon (about 110 miles, 2.5 hours). Saturday and Sunday are open for activities depending on the group: snowshoe or ski to the adjacent Ponderosa State Park or at one of the other nearby groomed areas (trail fees), tour the Winter Carnival snow sculptures, ski at Brundage (lift pass) or join us for backcountry skiing.
Folks who join us for backcountry skiing must have avalanche training, probe, a triple antenna beacon, shovel, climbing skins, strong intermediate ski skills, and backcountry touring skis, Telemark gear or an Alpine touring/Randonee set up.
In the past we formed a subgroup of people interested in track skiing and/or snowshoeing, and a subgroup interested in backcountry skiing who could also track/skate ski. We can be flexible about destinations depending on weather, snow, and avalanche conditions.
We will have an education/training aspect to this event depending on activities: avalanche field session, snow shelter construction, and/or winter safety review.
Deadline to sign up is February 2.