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(Feb 20) X-Country Ski with GLS at Mayflower Gulch, Summit County

posted Feb 10, 2010, 5:44 PM by Brian Duchinsky
¡Hola, Summit County Backcountry Skiers!

You are cordially invited to join the Gay and Lesbian Sierrans (GLS) for an awesome day of x-country/backcountry skiing on Saturday, Feb 20.

Grab your skis and join GLS for this cross country outing to Mayflower Gulch, a perennial favorite in Summit County. We’ll begin on a forested trail that opens onto the wide-open, snowy fields of the gulch, where we will encounter remnants of the old Boston Mine, and spectacular views of the peaks of the Tenmile Range. The trailhead is located about 6 miles south of Copper Mountain Resort on Highway 91. Roundtrip trail distance will be about 6 miles with an elevation gain of less than 1000 feet, starting at 10,996 ft. Although the trail itself is fairly easy, plan on a moderate difficulty excursion due to the elevation. Bring lunch, snacks, water, sun protection, and appropriate clothing layers and gear. Skins for your skis are definitely recommended, although more experienced skiers may not find them necessary. Plan on a full day if you're coming from outside Summit County, especially as traffic and weather conditions are notoriously unpredictable. Group limited to 10 participants.

For images of last year’s Mayflower Gulch cross country ski outing, visit:

To sign up or get more information contact John Krotchko at 541-968-2994 or

You do not need to be a member of GLS or the Sierra Club to participate.

GLS is an activity section of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club (1 of 7 GLBT sections, and the only one outside of California).  For more info, visit

Happy trails!
Brian Duchinsky
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