Archive for February, 2011

Cross Country Skiing – Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Clare & Kat at Devil's Thumb Ranch

Met up with Dee, Kat, and their doggies for a nice day of Cross Country Skiing at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Dee tried a ski jouring clinic while Kat & I sampled some of the trails. Fun Day! (more…)

Snowshoe Hike – Avalanche Awareness Class – CMC

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Probe Demonstration
The CMC offers an Avalanche Awareness class, many times over the course of a winter. As I’m fond of snowshoe hiking and cross country, I thought it would be a good idea to partake. So, I joined about 30 CMC members for an all day session near Rogers Pass, CO. I carpoolled with Robert, who was nice enough to drive his Jeep piled full of people & gear to the Trail Head.

My Group: Connie, Bryan, Adam, Robert, and Karsen (Instructor in Rust Colored Jacket)
Avalanche Awareness Primer
The instruction from Karsen was first rate, he spent a great deal of time with us (more than any other instructor!). I thought he did a great job of explaining the essential details and repetitively reviewing the material. (more…)

Cross Country Skiing – Snow Mountain Ranch, CO

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Kat & Clare Smiling on Keenan Trail
Kat & I had a very fun day at Snow Mountain Ranch. We climbed a lot of hills and even went down some
black runs. The fresh snow was very abundant and not all the trails were groomed. What fun! (more…)

Cross Country Skiing – Snow Mountain Ranch, CO

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Snow Mountain Ranch  Winter Alpine View

Clare & Kat at Snow Mountain Ranch

Clare & Mike Prepare to Ski
Kat, Mike, and I ventured up to Snow Mountain Ranch for a bluebird day of skiing. It was a perfect day on the trails and we all had a great time. Mike dodged my camera, he’s a crafty fellow! Lucky for us, Kat got him on her camera…so we have proof he was there! (more…)

Snowshoe Orienteering Contest-Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Snowshoe Orienteering Contest Map Team Clearly Elk at Station 38
Team Clearly Elk (an anagram of Clare and Kelly) competed in our first snowshoe orienteering contest. The contest was hosted by the Rocky Mountain Orienteering Club (RMOC), whom I met a few weeks prior at the Frisco Nordic center. They invited me to attend this event at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, so I was happy when Kelly said she’d join me. Off to experience the next adventure! (more…)