The Early Season Elk Lakes Fiasco - Friday, Nov 16, 2018

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Elk Lakes 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Nov 16, 2018 05:00 PM (Carpool Departure: 06:00 PM @ Our Lady of the Assumption School Parking Lot)  
Registration Cut Off:   Monday, Nov 12, 2018 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 2.5 Days 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):    

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 14
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 0
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   15 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

*This trip is open to ALL skill levels, but don't plan on getting much sleep.*

As the waking, snow-less nightmare known as summer comes to a close, we can begin to soothe our tortured souls with thoughts of the return of sweet, sweet pow.

The Early Season Elk Lakes Fiasco (formerly known as the Family Less-Friendly Elk Lakes Trip) is part training and part religious ceremony. We train by carrying huge packs of food and booze, and we celebrate the blessed return of fluffy white snow.

The basic plan is to haul an obscene amount of food and beverages out to the hut and then ski, hike, ice-climb, whatever, all weekend during the daylight hours and spend the evenings eating a ridiculous amount of food and keeping hydrated.

On Friday night, we'll meet at the carpool and then drive out to the Elk Lakes Trailhead. We'll then ski-tour into the hut by headlamp, getting there some time after midnight and we'll then party until the wee small hours of the morning. On Saturday, people tackle whatever objective works with their energy level, and the always unpredictable early- season weather. Sometimes skiing is in, sometimes ice, sometimes we go for a hike.

Saturday night we'll have a huge potluck dinner, drink a ton of delicious beverages, and basically just train our Apres-Ski-ability.
Sunday morning people tend to take easy by cooking bacon and then dragging themselves back to the cars.

Cost is about $55 plus gas money to your driver. Instructions on sending payment to the treasurer will be sent out once you've been added to the list.
Required Items to Bring:
Whatever stuff you need for the activity you plan on doing.

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   06:00 PM
Carpool Location:   Our Lady of the Assumption School Parking Lot
Carpool Directions:   Google

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 12:00 AM.