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Name: North Joffre Creek Horseshoe
Starts: Sat Feb 10, 2018
Meetup: 6:00 am at Taylor Way Church
Return: Mon Feb 12, 2018

Registration opens: Wed Jan 17, 2018
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: C3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 12

Organizer: Wayne Pattern
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Are you a very good skier? There are some intense lines on this loop.

Have you reviewed the literature and maps (Baldwin)?

Are you been to this area in the past (summer or winter)?

Have you ever done an done a multi day ski tour or traverse?

What is your winter camping experience (snow cave, tenting, ground sheet...)?

What is your winter alpine ascent experience?

How many passengers can you bring?

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Participant Information

Please refer to page 122 of Baldwin's "Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis" for details.  This is a highly recommended route with good side trips and excellent skiing.  There are two nights in the snow so strong winter camping skills are required.  I will split the group into semi-autonomous pods of four to speed travel.  The maximum number of participants is 12.

If the weather cooperates this will be a 3 day trip with great side trips.  If socked in it could be a 2 day tour.

Day 1: Park and skin up to the col between Cassiope and Saxifrage.  Dump the packs and ski down Cassiope.  Skin back up the col and ski down to White Lakes (camp).  Head back up Saxifrage and descend the east slope White Lakes for camping.

Day 2:  Break camp and head up to the col between Oleg and Olds.  Dump the packs and Ski Oleg, skin back to the col and ski down to the bottom of Olds, setting up camp on the Place Glacier. 

Day 3:  Pack up and ascend the shoulder of Cirque Peak, and head back to Duffy Lake Road.  Dinner location TBD.

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