Yurt trip for December 17-19, 2010

Post date: Sep 8, 2010 3:17:45 AM


The scouts planned a Yurt trip for December 17-19, 2010. This looks like a BLAST. This would be a X-country ski/snowshoe trip in and out. Mr. Thompson has located 2 huts outside Leadville that are doable for the time slot selected.


· Each yurt sleeps five comfortably (we can add two on the floor) and is equipped with one double bed and three single bunk beds, a wood stove, firewood and an axe, a propane cooking stove, a propane light, table and chairs, basic cooking utensils and dishes.

· The trailhead (TH) is 3 miles outside of Leadville. 5.5 mile hike from TH to the yurts

· Elevation gain is about 1,100 over a variety of slopes and hills

· The 2 yurts are at 12,000 (I can’t breathe!)

· $105 per night per yurt


You must be winter camp trained, able to cover 5.5 miles each way with gear, and manage an 1,100 foot elevation gain between 11,000 and 12,000 feet. In other words, this is High Adventure (14+ years of age). We will need to start a headcount for this trip so we can reserve the yurts. Please let Mr. John Thompson or me know soon if you are interested.

Matt Wickham