Snow Orientation at CMC Pt 1.

February 20, 2014

Colorado Mountain College Leadville Snow Orientation

Its my first post on our blog, and like a camping trip, it starts with some preparation. The trip we are about to embark upon is Snow Orientation from our school, CMC.

Emily and I have backpacked in the winter in the central mountains in winter, and we had our first winter trip over a year ago in a failed attempt to summit Wheeler Peak, NM in winter.

We are still very much beginners when it comes to deep powder and skis.

We learned a few things from the last few winters about setting a good warm hot tent, and the process of feeding it plenty of wood while still covering some distance each day. This experience in the past may put us at odds with the very LNT dogmatic outdoor education methods(no fires, no chopping wood etc). We’ll see.
There’s been little information posted about the course other than that we will be traveling over snow, camping, building snow shelters, and studying avalanches and navigation.
Here’s the schools preview video. More to come. -Don
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