Powderkeg Clinic: Backcountry Tour with a Naturalist

The Utah Avalanche Center, Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, Wasatch Backcountry Alliance, and the Wasastch Powderkeg are teaming up to present Backcountry Touring with a Naturalist.‚Äč  Learn how to apply basic mountaineering techniques and practices to backcountry riding.  For more information on the entire Powderkeg event, go here.


Wasatch Powderkeg February 24 at Brighton Resort

Have you ever wanted to know what kind of critters lurk around the ski resort at night? How do identify different animal tracks? How about the names of the trees or the history of the ski resorts in the Cottonwood Canyons?  Come learn about the unique terrestrial diversity of the area while touring up to Twin Lakes Pass. 


We will learn to identify the trees, search for animal tracks, discuss the history of the area, and highlight safe backcountry travel practices. All abilities and speeds welcome. The tour starts at 1:00 pm and will last approximately 2 hours.  

Requirements & Logistics

Attendees must have a backcountry touring set up and avalanche safety equipment (shovel, beacon, probe) to attend.  

The first name of the person attending the event
The last name of the person attending the event
We group people into groups with similar abilities. Please rank your uphill ability (High=very fit-fast, Low=not as fit, slower
We require all students to carry a beacon, shovel and probe which we have a limited amount to loan out. Do you need to borrow an avalanche beacon/transceiver?
Do you need to borrow a shovel?
Do you need to borrow an avalanche probe?
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Brighton Resort