NOLS WOE Tetons Ski Mountaineering Expedition: Day 5 – Skinning and Field Gear Evaluation

Our final day in the front country. Today is a big gear gear and packing day, in preparation for our departure tomorrow morning.

  • After breakfast, went over basic sled usage and packing technique. Since we’ll be skiing with these sleds both uphill and downhill, packing efficiency and balance is very important.
  • After sled backing, moved on to daypack, and getting everything else sorted out.
  • Skinning today was along Mail Cabin Creek. A short 2 mile skin in, and then we set up a mock campsite.
  • I taught a quick class on winter stove usage, and Lindsey did one on setting up a backcountry snow shelter.
  • Tonight, final gear preparations and sleep.