It’s that time again, yet another quarter has gone by and Wilderness Innovation is finalizing plans for the Winter Rendezvous! Coming up on February 4th & 5th we will be meeting up to embark on our 2011 Winter Rendezvous adventure to make memories and build skills that will last a lifetime.

As with all of our Rendezvous we encourage all that can make it to come and spend time out in the wild practicing survival skills and having lots of fun while doing it. We will continue with this months theme on winter sheltering and sleeping systems that will benefit you tremendously if you ever find yourself in a situation where you had to spend the night in the cold snow.

The Scenario for this years Winter Rendezvous is similar to the summer Rendezvous of last year. A group of snowshoer’s get caught in a terrible storm, lose their bearings and are forced to build shelter to survive through the night where they can then make their way out in better weather.

We will be meeting at the newly improved Wilderness Innovation shop  at 1200 hours sharp for some lunch, and finalize any last minute plans for the trip. We will then Head up to Payson canyon where we will park and snowshoe up the trail to Maple Bench. There we will be building our winter shelters, and developing our skills together as a group. We will then cook up our dinner, please fill free to bring what you wish for dinner but try to keep in mind the scenario of the rendezvous, and what you might actually have with you on a day snowshoeing adventure. In all of our rendezvous we like to try and go with as little as possible and stretch our comfort zone, but please feel free to bring what you think you will need to make it through the night.

The morning after we plan to cook up some quick breakfast, this can include simple breakfast items like oatmeal & hot chocolate or a granola bar.  You may consider bringing something that you can heat up, so it can then in turn heat you up!  We will then proceed to snowshoe on up to maple lake and practice some additional winter survival skills.

We plan to be finished in the early afternoon of the 5th, but when you get into the wilderness with Perry you never know what fun you can stir up!

Gear for this trip will really be up to you and what you want to carry while you are snowshoeing,with winter in mind. The only thing that we require you bring is a water container, and a stainless steel cup for cooking.

You are welcome to come and go as you need to from the group, but it would be wise to travel with the group as much as possible. We will have GPS coordinates in the details section of the Winter Rendezvous on the WI events calendar Make sure to grab those from the Calendar if you plan to travel separately.

We would love those who plan to join us to RSVP by sending us an email to or filling out the contact form. Please put “Winter Rendezvous” as the subject and provide your basic information as well as any others in your party. We will have a consent form for you to fill out at the shop during lunch. If you have any additional questions please fill free to email us and we would be happy to answer them.

2 Responses to 2011 Winter Rendezvous Preview

  1. JayR says:

    Thanks, Perry & Beau!

    Where and when do we meet on Friday?

    When will we be returning home?

  2. WI Team says:

    We will be meeting at the shop in Springville at noon on Friday for lunch and we will head up from there. On Saturday we don’t really have a set time when we will be returning, but if you need to leave earlier than the rest of the group you are welcome to drive up separately and leave when you need to.

    Hope to see ya there!

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