|Man trip 2010|
|06' or 07' ?|
|2006 mouth of Split Rock River|
List in no particular order
Fat-Bike, note: I'm riding mine with platform pedals. If you don't have a fat bike don't bother reading further
Sleeping bag, mat, pillow etc.
Lightweight 1-2 man tent
Headlamp you can have one on your bike too but will need one that can travel with you easily
Second Mtb bike with studded tires, I'm bringing my geared 1X1 with studded nokians. we may not use it but I'm bringing it anyway.
X-C Skis classic Backcountry or touring, expect to have them damaged a bit
Small stove and mess kit
Climbing harness, belay device, 1 large carabiner and know how to rappel or learn how quickly in the field
Cramp-ons or other traction device for walking on ice.
Any Ice climbing gear you might have. especially ice or mountain axes.
Helmet either climbing or cycling or both
Swimsuit we will be hitting up the municipal pool in Grand Marias at some point.They have a spa and sauna.
All the warm clothes you think you might need for camping in the winter.
Bring whatever food you wish to bring we will most likely hit a restaurant for one meal. we will also be able to hit a local grocery store.
The master plan Thursday; Play on fat bikes, skis, snowshoes all day find a place to camp out for the night.
Friday: Play all day on fat-bikes, ski or snowshoe. Afternoon, ride fat bikes bike packing style to undisclosed location and camp out for the night. Note: have your shit ready so you can just throw it on the bike and be ready to ride asap. I don't like to waste a lot of time on this trip doing things like packing. For this bike packing portion you will not need the tent!
saturday; ride back form campout, play on fat bikes, skis, or snow shoes, Afternoon, we will be skiing down a river and setting up camp for the night mid way . you will need your harness for this portion along with all your gear for the night.You will also need your helmet here! please have all your shit ready in a backpack or know how to pack it quickly. Once again we don't want to waste alot of time fiddling with gear.
Sunday; Ski out from camp. do the rappel and play some more on our way home.
This trip is non-stop, we will do a lot of shit going from one adventure to the next. It's not a race but you will be tired. anyone that has gone in the past has had a ton of fun. If you don't have all the gear, get it, borrow it, rent it, or buy it up there. The trip is flexible, but there is a definite agenda of areas we MUST hit.
To quote my good friend Steve on the topic of gear or lack thereof , it goes something like this, "I'll watch you flail for a while, but eventually I will get tired of it and just leave you"