Full datetime event:Friday, January 10, 2020From 6:15 pm to 10:30 pm
This route will be anywhere between 5.12 and 10 miles, depending on route/conditions and group morale during the "Wolf Moon". You can also turn around at any point to make it a shorter hike/snowshoe.
According to the Winter regulations at Brainard Lake Rec Area, between November 15 and April 30, dogs are only allowed on the Brainard Lake and Lefthand Park Reservoir Roads. So, if you bring your dog, you can only hike on the roads, not the trails.
The road hike to the lake is shorter, 2.56 miles.
Exclusive Prizes from National Geographic and more! (bonus points if you wear a Three Wolves and a Moon shirt)
$ — The cost towards this experience is allocated for your National Geographic (Topographic) Trails Illustrated map. You will receive a paper map and a location to meet after registration. As part of this experience, you'll receive no official guiding in the forest.
We'll start off right at dark, and hike for a minimum of 5.12 miles. If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Goldsmith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Snow conditions will vary! Please drive carefully and with patience. You must bring snowshoes or alpine-touring gear for snow-travel.
As part of this experience, you'll receive no official guiding in the forest. This is an informal meetup amongst friends who happen to attend Mappy Hours on a semi-regular basis.
Consider your pack for winter activities!
Bring a "bigger" backpack for winter sports (to hold cold-weather gear)
(also consider a trash bag inserted as a liner to keep things dry)
• Bring snowshoes! (or AT gear)
• High boot gaiters
• Neck Gaiter or Balaclava (mmm… baklava…)
• Microspikes or Yaktrax
• Snow baskets on your hiking poles
• Chemical hand/toe warmers
• Ties or bungees for attaching snowshoes to your pack
• Thermos with hot beverage/water
• "Sit Pad" for stopping/resting
• Warm/Hot Water — (at least 1.5L) [it will freeze!]
Please bring the 10 essentials appropriate to the weather and a day (4-hour) trip:
• Sunglasses/sunscreen/goggles (eye/skin protection)
• Clothing Layers
• Headlamp/extra batteries
• Personal first aid kit
• Extra food
• Compass & Map
• Firestarter kit
• Emergency shelter or bivy.
• Water— warm/hot drink
Mappy Hour assumes no responsibility for your safety, security, and enjoyment during this experience. By confirming the registration, you agree to a "coordinated" snowshoe hike in the forest as a social group / social meetup.