Swampy Big Loop

  • 5 Mar 2024
  • 9:30 AM
  • Swampy Sno-Park
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Meeting place/time: Meet at Swampy Sno-Park at 9:30, ski at 9:45.

Where: Swampy Trailhead

Meeting place/time: 9:30am Near the kiosk at Swampy trailhead.

Distance/hours:   Ski 4+ or - hours, depending on what the group wants to do.  About 6 miles.

Brief Trail Description: This is an intermediate tour.  The terrain is mostly rolling; nothing very steep.  We will ski the east Swampy Loop to the location of the old Swampy shelter.  Then, head north off trail about 1/4 mile to a crescent shaped lake that may be the headwater of the south fork of Tumalo Creek.  After skiing the lake (it is more of a swamp), we we'll re-trace our tracks to the trail.  After skiing across Swampy Lake,  we'll go up the new Shelter Tie trail, left on the new Crosscut Trail to Ridge Loop.  Finally, cruise the west Ridge Loop to the sno-park.

What to bring:  

Ten Essentials.

Proper winter clothing for insulation and protection from wind and rain. Dress in layers. No cotton!

Water, snack/lunch.

Ski Equipment: Skis should be designed for backcountry use, and be adequate for the type of trip and terrain likely to be encountered. In general, skis should have a no-wax pattern for grip and metal edges for control on ice or hard pack conditions. Minimum width at the waist of the ski should be greater than 52mm. Wider skis will provide better stability in more difficult conditions.

Boots should be over the ankle for support and control, and compatible with the bindings on the skis.

Poles should have large baskets so they don’t sink up the handle in soft snow. Adjustable poles give you flexibility based on conditions or terrain.

Skis, boots and poles designed exclusively for skiing on machine groomed tracks are not recommended.

Number of skiers: 10

Reservation Contact: Dennis Krakow

The Central Oregon Nordic Club, PO Box 744, Bend, OR 97709, is chapter of the Oregon Nordic Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Email: conordicclub@gmail.com

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