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This segment was to last 3 days with a hike / ski up on Friday. The route we traveled was 4.5 miles and it gained about 2100 feet in elevation to reach the hut which sat at over 11,000 ft. Our group broke trail through fresh snow for most of the distance, we had some strong skiers up front and made the climb in 6 hours. Saturday was the day to snowboard some slopes and hike back up. We did 3 descents and hikes. Sunday was the snowshoe / ski out to the trailhead, pack the cars and head for home.
The Minnesota 4, Weez, Steve, Jay and I planned to do the whole drive back to Minnesota overnight. Sunday afternoon to Monday morning meant constant travel, we had to travel about 1070 miles. We arrived back in Minnesota by 7:30 AM Monday to -13 F temps and much fresh snow.
We both used the Atlas Backcountry Snowshoe. They worked great, they have a heel lift that helps with climbing and there is more crampon surface than a typical snowshoe. I tend to use a shorter snowshoe with more climbing and descending.