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November 14, 2016 at 23:21 #14153

Okay, a few notes for this weekend!

1. It’s a potluck meal. Katherine and I are making a big main course along with Felipe and Kiran. I’m thinking that we’re making pasta with a bolognese sauce. The only dietary restriction I’m aware of is a lactose intolerance. Everyone else, please bring an appy, side or desert.

If you’re searching for something to bring, I can fill you in on a recipe for backcountry-bailey’s-chocolate-fondue.

2. It’s BYOB and I recommend bring more than you think you’ll need. This tends to be a fun event. Backcountry Daiquiris can be made with rum, mix, a ton of snow and are hilariously good. Boxed wine is also not a terrible idea.

3. So, uh, the weather. Yea. Um. It looked so, so promising. And now it’s summer again. For those of you who are on ‘the facebook’ there’s some photos in the local scrambling group which give you an idea of conditions (not sure if that link will work).

Basically, for the very first time, it may not make sense to bring skis. This may be more of a hiking trip than a ski trip. Not the end of the world, but uh, not my Plan A.

I’ll update later in the week after I speak with K-Country again, but unless something drastic happens, if you want to bring skis, bring your scree skis. Otherwise, I recommend bringing late season hiking gear – good boots, poles, hard shells and lots of warm stuff.

4. Departure Time – I’m updating the departure time, it’s going to be 6pm sharp, so if you’re coming in with us, please meet at the carpool at 5:45 so we can be on the road at 6pm sharp. If you’re going to be late, coming in Saturday or not going to be meeting us for any other reason, please let me know so we don’t wait for you.

5. See you Friday! Stoked! Let me know if you have any other questions!