Spring break backcountry excursion planned | PostIndependent.com

Spring break backcountry excursion planned

The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department’s newly formed Outdoor Club will sponsor a day of backcountry hiking and skiing next week, during spring break.

The Outdoor Club is open to youngsters ages 13-17.

The club will join with the professional guides from Sunlight Mountain Education Center for the backcountry expedition on Williams Peak, adjacent to Sunlight Resort.

All avalanche safety equipment will be provided included transceivers, shovels, probe poles, etc. Climbing skins, snowshoes or alpine binding inserts (to allow for uphill travel) also will be provided.

Strong intermediate skiing or snowboarding skills are required.

Participants will need their own ski or snowboard gear, a backpack and lunch.

The Outdoor Club is focusing on wilderness survival techniques, acquisition of knowledge for mountain travel and group dynamic skills in the outdoor recreation arena.

For information on the spring break backcountry trip, call the Glenwood Springs Community Center at 384-6301.

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