XEROX MOUNTAINEERING AND BACKPACKING CLUB

MOUNT PINOS CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING, Saturday, March 5, 1994

MEET AT THE END-OF-THE-ROAD PARKING LOT - 8:30 AM

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MOUNT PINOS:

The Mt. Pinos area is open to the public and no permits are required for entry. Many people use this area for day-only skiing, tobogganing, etc., and the parking lot fills up fast - hence the early start time. Late comers may have to park miles down the road, where other trails may be taken. This outing will take the trail from the dead-end parking lot to the Bowl Area. Mt. Pinos is 8826 feet in elevation; most of the skiing is done above 8000 feet.

HOW TO GET THERE: Drive approx 80 miles north from the South Bay Area along highway 5 towards Bakersfield. Pass Gorman, and in a few miles take the Frazier Park turn-off and head west. From here it's approx. 15 miles to the road end. Total driving time approx 2 hours.

SKI RENTALS: Skis, boots, and poles, all cross-country type, can be rented at some places in the South Bay. They can also be rented at Frazier Ski and Pack for about $10.00 a set, which I find most convenient. They are located just west of the Frazier Park turnoff at 355 Frazier Mt. Park Road (805-248-6014). Allow an extra half hour if you are getting your equipment here.

DRIVING: The road to the parking lot should be quite clear unless there has been a recent storm. CHAINS ARE REQUIRED!!

Frazier Ski & Pack
805-248-6014
Frazier District Weather & Road
805-245-3449
CHP/Caltrans Road Conditions
800-427-7623

WEATHER: The trip will BE CANCELLED IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER, call if in doubt. The daytime temperature should be around 40 deg F., and it can seem quite warm if the sun is out and there is no wind. HOWEVER, it can get cold fast without the sun, so be prepared for winter conditions. (A few years ago one of our participants experienced some hypothermia.)

RESERVATIONS & CARPOOLS: Call a leader if you plan on attending. There are no restrictions on number of participants. The leaders will coordinate carpools -contact one if you need a ride or can drive someone.

OTHER EQUIPMENT: Required are: Winter clothing such as parka, sweater, gloves, warm hat, heavy socks, etc. Also required are sun glasses or goggles, sunscreen, quart of water minimum, lunch, and the remainder of the 10 essentials. Recommended are: gaiters, tissue paper, camera.

CONTACT: Ed Keller hm: 310-542-2044

or Jack Cook wk: 310-333-5214 hm: 310-371-2706