Yurts 2021

Post date: Jul 31, 2020 7:58:29 PM

Quick Facts

  • Spring Break 2021 (March 14-21, 2021)

  • Southwest Nordic Center Yurts (near Chama, NM), Palo Duro Canyon

  • Snowshoeing/cross-country skiing backpacking, camping

  • Trip Leaders: Katy and Sam


Yurt Info

Itinerary

Sunday, March 14th:

    • Leave Austin at ??

    • Arrive in Amarillo at ??

Monday, March 15th:

    • Leave ?? at ??

    • Arrive Chama, NM at ??

      • Stay overnight in motel

Tuesday, March 16th:

    • Groups 1 & 2: The trailhead is on Co. Highway 17 at Cumbres Pass

      • Group 1 snowshoes 4.5 miles to Flat Mountain Yurt

      • Group 2 snowshoes 4.5 miles to Trujillo Meadows Yurt

    • Group 3: The trailhead is on Co. Highway 17 at the Red Lake Trail trailhead (0.7 miles south of La Manga Pass)

      • Group 3 snowshoes 4 miles to Grouse Creek Yurt

Wednesday, March 17th:

  • Groups

    • Group 1: snowshoes 4 miles to Trujillo Meadows Yurt

    • Group 2: snowshoes 4 miles to Flat Mountain Yurt

    • Group 3: remains at Grouse Creek Yurt

Thursday, March 18th

    • All hike back to trailheads on county highway 17. Meet back at hotel in Chama.

    • Stay overnight at motel in Chama

Friday, March 19th

  • Leave Chama, NM and drive to Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Saturday, March 20th

  • Explore Palo Duro Canyon SP

Sunday, March 21st

  • Drive home to Austin

To Do List

    • Itinerary

      • Where at we staying on the night of the 13th in Amarillo?

      • Where are we staying in Chama (make hotel reservations)

      • Where are we renting snowshoes?

      • What are we doing after yurts?

    • Food - menu

    • Car plan

    • Who is in which yurt?

    • Paperwork

      • YPT

      • health forms

      • waivers for yurts


Attendees

    • Youth

      1. Katy

      2. Mikey

      3. Grant Dz

      4. Logan

      5. Sam

      6. Mariana

      7. Luiza

      8. Christina

      9. Ian

    • Adults

      1. Jill

      2. Sabrina

      3. Steve

      4. Joe

      5. Rana

      6. Brian

Not Attending

  1. Anna

  2. James

  3. Meghan

  4. Grant Kelley

Training

    • Hypothermia

    • Packing

    • Snowshoeing - Sam

    • Avalanche training - Sam

    • Map study

    • Melting snow

    • Rules and Regulation - Yurts - completed

Interesting:

  • How to melt snow: https://sectionhiker.com/how-to-melt-snow-without-burning-a-hole-in-your-cooking-pot/