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South Piney Experienced Cross Country Skiers
March 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
The South Piney Trail is located in the canyon of South Piney Creek in Story, and is a mostly forested trail with some limited exposures. The elevation ranges from 5,500 to 5,800ft, about a 300ft gain in elevation. The trail ascends gently to the base of a canyon climb, where beautiful winter scenery appears along South Piney Creek. An icy passage beneath cliffs of the Big Horn Dolomite brings the skier to a moderately steep climb up a narrow trail, requiring skills of herringbone and side-stepping. The trail flattens at the top of the canyon, and winds through alpine forest to the creek crossing at the end of the trail, with one downhill section to navigate. Upon returning, the ski down the canyon requires caution to mitigate speed, requiring snow-plow skills (or a gonzo mentality). The final descent to the trailhead is quick and pleasant. Provide your own gear and lunch, sign up by March 23. Rated: Experienced only. Inclement weather date March 27th.