April 27, 2013
Our last Denali Prep Seminar of the winter checked into day. Their first objective is to go through their gear and hopefully lighten up a little. After a thorough checking of their personal gear they’ll jump into the group gear (tents, food, stoves, fuel, shovels, etc.) eventually dividing up the loads between their packs and the sleds.
Tomorrow, they’ll hop in the vans and drive up to Paradise and onto Camp 1, near Panorama Point. It’s not a huge day but an important one. They’ll spend a good amount of time tomorrow afternoon learning how to set up a Denali style camp. From there, they’ll make their way up the mountain as the weather allows with their next big objective being Camp Muir.
The forecast calls for cold and wet for the next couple days but it should trend better later in the week.