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Crater Lakes Snowshoe 4 of 4 Beginner Snowshoe

Crater Lakes. Photo by Chris Kassar

VetEx will snowshoe to Crater Lakes Saturday the 30th of March. This will be our fourth and final  snowshoe of the season.  The Crater Lakes Snowshoe is a beginner snowshoe.  This day trip is appropriate for all abilities and those who have never been on snowshoes.  Snowshoes sponsored by Kahtoola.

What:  VetEx Meet-Up Snowshoe beginner in difficulty, Crater Lakes, Rollinsville,  Colorado.  Please reserve your slot with [email protected]

When:  Saturday March 30th 2013  at 7 am we will meet-up at the Boulder Safeway.

Where do we all Meet Up:  7am at the Boulder Safeway at 3325 28th Street Boulder, CO 7 am.  The corner of 28th and Iris.

 https://maps.google.com/maps?q=safeway+on+iris+in+boulder&fb=1&gl=us&hq=safeway+on+iris+in+boulder&cid=0,0,5820848417713507236&t=m&z=16

What Gear Do I Need:

Day pack items required by each individual to provide and have with them:

-Day pack
-64 oz of water/ 2 liters/ 2 Nalgenes (enough water for all day in the mountains)
-Raincoat/parka mountain weight
-Warm jacket / heavy weight fleece / down sweater / pile jacket
-Winter hat
-Warm gloves
-Long sleeve shirt / long-john style non-cotton
-Short sleeve shirt non cotton
-Headlamp (we may walk many miles in the dark)
-Hiking boots (Waterproof is key as there will be snow) The warmest, driest boots you have!
-Sunscreen
-Lunch, snacks, lots of them

Snow Pants, Down Jacket or Winter Coat will make your day warmer!

FACE MASK COVERAGE AND GOGGLES ARE A MUST!!!!!!

All technical snow/ice gear with be provided by Kahtoola (snowshoes/microspikes)

This is a minimal list.  Any Gear questions or Gear needs to [email protected]

 

March 16th Mt. Elbert Snowshoe 3 of 4

This was Mt. Elbert last May. Expect colder temps and more snow in March. Photo by Chris Kassar

VetEx will climb Mt. Elbert (14,440 feet) Saturday the 16th of March. This will be our third snowshoe of the season.  The Mt.Elbert snowshoe will be intermediate in difficulty and any bad weather will make the summit an even greater challenge. If you have never climbed a Colorado 14er before, this snowshoe is not for you. If you have been working up to this and think you are almost there, then come on out.      Snowshoes sponsored by Kahtoola.

What:  VetEx Meet-Up Snowshoe Intermediate in difficulty, Mt. Elbert, Leadville  Colorado.  Conditions could make this a very long, very hard day! Please reserve your slot with [email protected]

When:  Saturday March 16th 2013  at 7 am we will meet-up at the Leadville Safeway 1900 Hwy 24 Leadville, CO 80461. We will carpool from the Safeway to the trailhead or as close as we can drive to the trailhead. We will need 4×4 vehicles to get into the trailhead more than likely.

Where do we all Meet Up:  7am at 1900 Hwy 24 Leadville, CO 80461 at the Leadville Safeway.  Safeway is on your right at the first stop light in town.

What Gear Do I Need:

Day pack items required by each individual to provide and have with them:

-Day pack
-64 oz of water/ 2 liters/ 2 Nalgenes (enough water for all day in the mountains)
-Raincoat/parka mountain weight
-Warm jacket / heavy weight fleece / down sweater / pile jacket
-Winter hat
-Warm gloves
-Long sleeve shirt / long-john style non-cotton
-Short sleeve shirt non cotton
-Headlamp (we may walk many miles in the dark)
-Hiking boots (Waterproof is key as there will be snow) The warmest, driest boots you have!
-Sunscreen
-Lunch, snacks, lots of them

Snow Pants, Down Jacket or Winter Coat will make your day warmer!

FACE MASK COVERAGE AND GOGGLES ARE A MUST!!!!!!

All technical snow/ice gear with be provided by Kahtoola (snowshoes/microspikes)

This is a minimal list.  Any Gear questions or Gear needs to [email protected]

This was our Mt. Elbert summit photo last summer. Photo by Chris Kassar

VetEx Snowshoe Meet-Up 2 Mt.Yale

VetEx and Team Rubicon Snowshoe Group

VetEx will climb Mt.Yale (14,420) feet Saturday the 2nd of February. This will be our second snowshoe of the season.  The Mt.Yale snowshoe will be intermediate in difficulty and any bad weather will make the summit an even greater challenge. If you have never climbed a Colorado 14er before, this snowshoe is not for you. If you have been working up to this and think you are almost there, then come on out.      Snowshoes sponsored by Kahtoola.

What:  VetEx Meet-Up Snowshoe Intermediate in difficulty, Mt. Yale, Buena Vista Colorado.  Please reserve your slot with [email protected]

When:  Saturday February 2nd 2013  at 6: 45 am at the CITY MARKET 438 Us Highway 24 N Buena Vista CO 81211 .  Leaving City Market at 7am for the Mt. Yale Trailhead.

Where do we all Meet Up:  CITY MARKET 438 Us Highway 24 N Buena Vista CO 81211 , CO  at 6:45 am.

What Gear Do I Need:

Day pack items required by each individual to provide and have with them:

-Day pack
-64 oz of water/ 2 liters/ 2 Nalgenes (enough water for all day in the mountains)
-Raincoat/parka mountain weight
-Warm jacket / heavy weight fleece / down sweater / pile jacket
-Winter hat
-Warm gloves
-Long sleeve shirt / long-john style non-cotton
-Short sleeve shirt non cotton
-Headlamp (we may walk many miles in the dark)
-Hiking boots (Waterproof is key as there will be snow) The warmest, driest boots you have!
-Sunscreen
-Lunch, snacks, lots of them

Snow Pants, Down Jacket or Winter Coat will make your day warmer!

FACE MASK COVERAGE AND GOGGLES ARE A MUST!!!!!!

All technical snow/ice gear with be provided by Kahtoola (snowshoes/microspikes)

This is a minimal list.  Any Gear questions or Gear needs to [email protected]

Photo by Gina Fasciani

VetEx Snowshoe Meet-up 1: Rocky Mountain National Park Saturday January 19th with special Guest Team Rubicon

VetEx Snowshoe

VetEx invites all of Colorado’s Veterans (and out of state veterans) to Snowshoe the land defended this January 19th.  We welcome our friends at Team Rubicon to join us.  This will be the first of 3 snowshoe trips this season and it will be our easiest.  Beginners come on out and give this one  a try.  Snowshoes sponsored by Kahtoola.

What:  VetEx Meet-Up Snowshoe Beginner, Rocky Mountain National Park.  Please reserve your slot with [email protected]

When:  Saturday January 19th 2013  at 6: 45 am at the Boulder Safeway.  Leaving Safeway at 7am for the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in Estes Park.  Leaving Beaver Meadows Visitor Center for the Trailhead at 8 am Sharp!

Where do we all Meet Up:  Boulder Safeway at 3325 28th Street Boulder, CO 6:45 am.  The corner of 28th and Iris.

 https://maps.google.com/maps?q=safeway+on+iris+in+boulder&fb=1&gl=us&hq=safeway+on+iris+in+boulder&cid=0,0,5820848417713507236&t=m&z=16

What Gear Do I Need:

Day pack items required by each individual to provide and have with them:

-Day pack
-64 oz of water/ 2 liters/ 2 Nalgenes (enough water for all day in the mountains)
-Raincoat/parka mountain weight
-Warm jacket / heavy weight fleece / down sweater / pile jacket
-Winter hat
-Warm gloves
-Long sleeve shirt / long-john style non-cotton
-Short sleeve shirt non cotton
-Headlamp (we may walk many miles in the dark)
-Hiking boots (Waterproof is key as there will be snow) The warmest, driest boots you have!
-Sunscreen
-Lunch, snacks, lots of them

Snow Pants, Down Jacket or Winter Coat will make your day warmer!

All technical snow/ice gear with be provided by Kahtoola (snowshoes/microspikes)

This is a minimal list.  Any Gear questions or Gear needs to [email protected]


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