bryce canyon snowshoe - February 26, 2016

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If you've heard how beautiful the red rock of Bryce is in the snow, but haven't ever been down there to see it, here's your chance- a mid winter hike, snowshoe and or X/C ski tour to Bryce Canyon. We'll stay at the warm and cozy Rubys Inn, just outside the park, and take advantage of the fee free 30+ km of trails, which have a ski track and snowshoe space, both inside the park, and in the adjoining national forest. Plan to drive down whenever you can get away- morning, afternoon or evening, and spend the weekend seeing and snowshoeing, or skiing the area, and returning home on Sunday. There are lots of trails, including groomed track, and loop options, so you can go to see it all and get a workout, or you can just go to see it, and kick back and take advantage of the many amenities, including the spa, hot tub and indoor pool. Half price rates @ Rubys Inn in this offseason make it an affordable getaway, on top of being a memorable weekend. You can get a nights lodgings for 42$ on the KSL website (see below). Come down anytime: by leaving friday morning I plan on an afternoon hike on friday before dinner. If you have to work all day, come down and join us friday evening for saturday and sunday hikes. Whether you come Friday morning or evening, its a beautiful weekend you won't forget. Last year there was not enough snow to cross country ski, but some years there has been deep snow and adventureous skiing. On years when the snow wasn't even deep enough to snowshoe, we used microspike/yaktraks, as there was still ice on the steep trails in places. Bryce is over 8000 ft in elevation, come prepared for full winter Wasatch conditions; bring your camera, and also your swim suit. Get your room ASAP, the last time they ran a special on KSL it was for a limited time. While some people did get a room with the KSL deal, it is possible that the limit on the number of rooms under this arrangement has already been reached. I understand that now they are offering a winter warmer special, where you pay full price for one night and get the second night for half price, which is not a terrible deal, just not as good as the KSL offer that appears to have been basically a bait and switch. The rooms come out to 52$ a night instead of 42$, a difference of 5$ a bed, if you're sharing a room. This trip has now maxed out, and is full.

Organizer:Rick Thompson
Date:Fri Feb 26 2016 — Sun Feb 28 2016
Meeting Place:Registration required