When: Sunday, 12 February 2023
Where: Meet at Fox General Store at 10 AM; carpool out Elliott to north side of Haystack Mountain.
Tour Description: Backcountry tour is intermediate-to-advanced level; 5-6 hours duration.
Ski north over an old fire break, then a steep, 400′, curvy descent on narrow trapper trail (can remove skis and walk). Gently reascend north on a large fire break to gain classic “Norsk Ridge” that maintains high elevation with superb views in all directions. Enjoyable “old-style” mushing trail winds amongst the spruce that protect from the winds. If you never get to Norway, this trail is for you as it resembles those above Lillehammer, Norway, used on the Birkebeiner Rennet!
This trail eventually connects with the White Mountain Trail that leads to Moose Creek Cabin. We’ll ski most of the way out there then return the same way for a total loop of about fourteen miles. Skins are helpful, if you have them, to climb back up Haystack.
Temperature cut-off: No temperature cut-off.
Dogs: ANY AND ALL CANINES ARE MOST WELCOME.
Leader: PS Marshall (457-3895 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>)