SurfNTurf wrote:jmc5040 wrote:SurfNTurf wrote:I learned the basics of winter mountaineering on a similar hike (January Quandary IV), and I had a lot of fun returning the favor at last year's Winter Welcomer. I'm definitely in again. Especially since I missed the Fall Gathering...
I'll stick to the standard route, since the main point of this is the social/educational atmosphere. In fact, if anyone wants to hike in a short ways Friday night and go over the basics of snow camping, I might just hate myself enough to be talked into it.
If I'm home (work schedule unknown) I'd be up for snow camping. I've been trying to talk Alicia into going somewhere and building a snow cave for a night just for practice purposes. Are you talking tenting or snow caving? My three season tent will still work since it's technically fall right?
I was planning on tent camping. I'd think a three-season tent would work with a warm bag, or you can rent a four-season from REI. I could also probably get my hands on an extra three-person, four-season for free.
I just checked with the Boulder REI, they don't have any "4-season" tents to rent, know of anywhere else that might? I have a 3-season test and a cold weather bag, so it's not the end of the world, but I'd like to try out a 4-season if possible.