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Jackal Hut Trip Feb 19-24, 2018

February 19, 2018 - February 24, 2018

Jackal Hut NOTE:  AS OF MID-JANUARY, THERE IS SNOW IN COLORADO.  10TH MOUNTAIN ADVISES THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO THE HUTS.  SNOW LEVELS ARE BELOW NORMAL, BUT THIS TRIP IS STILL A GO !  SPACES STILL REMAIN. From Colorado Hut to Hut, by Brian Litz "Located near timberline in an area used by 10th Mountain troops during their war training in the 1940s, Jackal Hut has good nearby skiing and terrific views of several stunning 14,000-foot peaks. The hut was built with money donated by Jack Schuss and Al Zesiger, two strong supporters of 10th Mountain (the name is an eponymous combo of Jack-Al). Layout and capacity: Upstairs: 1 room with 3 single beds, 1 room with 4 single beds, and 9 single beds in a communal sleeping area. Capacity 16. Hut Location: Jackal Hut is the eastern most hut owned by 10th Mountain Divison Hut Association. It is located in central Colorado, on the western slope of the Continental Divide about 15 miles north of the city of Leadville at 11,660'. It is the closest hut to the Camp Hale site, where the 10th Mountain Division soldiers did most of their training during the Second World War." There is a wide variety of Nordic skiing opportunities.  There are also numerous agreeable slopes, both in the trees and in the open, for those who wish to spend their day doing turns. We will leave Albuquerque on Monday, February 19, 2018 and drive to Leadville where we will have local accomodations for the evening.  We'll ski into the hut the next morning and spend three nights there, exiting on Friday, February 23.  Some may wish to return the same day, but we always allow an extra day in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Cost of this trip is $165, exclusive of travel expenses to and from the trailhead. Contact Guy Miller for further information.  Contact information is found in the directory listed on the website, accessible by members.    

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