Sunday, January 25 - Pack Creek XC ski. Elevation loss:  1200'.  This trail is 8 miles downhill along a snowmobile trail from the visitor's center to the Crooked Fork bridge in Idaho.  Leader:  Julie Kahl  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Friday, February 6 - Sunday, February 8 – MT. JERUSALEM (Bitterroots)

Rating: Class 3; Distance: 20 miles round trip; Elevation Gain: 5000’

Description: Mt. Jerusalem is a remote 9355’ peak north of the Nez Perce Fork of the Bitterroot River. This trip will start on Friday after a drive to the end of the plowed portion of the West Fork Road (near Little West Fork Campground). From here, we will follow FR 5635 to FR 13480 then gain the ridge north of Sentimental Creek. Somewhere along the ascent of this ridge will be camp. On Saturday the plan will be to follow the ridge as it heads west then north to the summit. Depending on energy, conditions, etc., I may explore the possibility of finding a route to Peak 9169 (North Jerusalem) approximately a mile to the north. Return to camp that night then head out Sunday.

Note: If conditions are no good, I will either not go, or change trip to an entirely different location.

Equipment: Skis or snowshoes, winter camping gear. May bring a short rope and harness for traverse to North Jerusalem.

Leader: Forest Dean, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sunday, February 15 - Lee Creek XC ski.   This trip goes from the visitor's center to the Lee Creek Campground.  The first mile is on the groomed ski trail.  The trail climbs slightly for the next mile and a half, and then is all downhill.  The total distance is 6-7 miles.  Leader: Julie Kahl   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.