This is a great opportunity to try out ice climbing at the Sandstone Ice Festival! Only a hour and a half north of the Twin Cities, you can stay for the whole weekend, or just come up for the day. Demo gear is available, so all you need to climb is a harness and a helmet. Events include climbing clinics, a gear swap, a guest speaker, raffle, fireworks, and lots of socializing. Free camping right at Robinson Park. We may also do some snowshoeing at nearby Banning State Park.
Estimated cost: gas and food. Deposit: none. Max trip size: none.
Jane P.& Brian P.