Cross Country Skiing (boys)

January 18, 2020 – January 19, 2020 all-day America/Los Angeles Timezone
Twin Lakes via Frog Lake Parking Area
Government Camp, OR 97028
Karl Hofmeister and Alex Benson

All  – As discussed, the Patrol outing for the boys will be the Twin Lakes via Frog Lake SnoPark. 5.5 mile round trip with 1,000 feet elevation gain in total.

Route in GAIA: Twin Lakes via Frog Lake

This will be individual cook. Meet at St. Ignatius at 9:00 AM on Saturday, January 18th. Plan on return to St. Ignatius with pick up 2:00 PM Sunday, January 19th.

Gear: Cross country skis, or snow shoes required. The Mountain Shop and Otto’s both rent traditional and backcountry. Next Adventure will rent traditional. Please have your gear with you when we meet at the church on Saturday morning.

******If you are getting rental cross country skis, strongly recommend backcountry skis rather than traditional. The Mountain Shop has a backcountry rental xc ski package for $30 for 2 nights which is $5 more than traditional. Otto’s in Sandy is another option – $30 for day 1, or $40 for 2 days (ask them if you can  get one day rate if you pick up at 10 Saturday and return by noon Sunday). Backcountry skis have full metal edges for better control on turns and descents, are a bit wider, and the boots are stiffer.*******

If you would like to see about borrowing snowshoes, please contact Karl Hofmeister ( and let me know how many pairs you need. I’ll work to coordinate any pairs we have within the troop and/or for personal gear.

Drivers will need a Sno Park pass.

Sample packing list available here

Please RSVP by next Tuesday, 1/14

Thanks, Karl and Alex

Phil Newman