Archive for June, 2012

Yellowstone in Winter, 2013

June 3, 2012

Yellowstone in Winter 2013
Feb. 6 – Feb. 11, 2013
Cost $1025 – $1195, depending on accommodation level

(Note: If the trip fills up there will be a $75 discount on the above for everyone. This will be determined before your final payment is due.)Trip Leaders – Rick & Deana Pratt, 303-887-3717 –

Steaming geysers, bison, elk, deer, wolves, and other wildlife are all part of the experience of visiting Yellowstone National Park in the winter. Skiers, snowshoers, nature lovers and photographers will enjoy the convenient trails leading directly from the lodge to the geysers and waterfalls.

The trip includes round-trip bus and snow coach transportation between Denver and Yellowstone, a one-night stay in a motel, 3 full days and 4 nights in the Old Faithful area of the park, happy hours, and many meals (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 3 buffet dinners). We depart Denver by bus on Wednesday morning, February 7, stay overnight in a motel in Jackson, arriving in Yellowstone on Thursday afternoon. We leave Yellowstone and return to Denver on Monday, February 11, 2013.

See website or contact leader for full details.

Rock Lead School – Gear Donation Opportunity

June 2, 2012

The Boulder group’s Traditional Rock Lead School is beginning soon!

We’re soliciting any new or gently used traditional climbing gear. We have 3 climbing racks for students who don’t yet have their own equipment. However, these racks are quickly approaching antique status.

We’d appreciate your donation of gear manufactured in the last few years. Drop it by the Boulder Group Clubhouse at any time, with a note stating it’s for the RLS.

There is a possibility of a tax write-off, as an incentive. See office for details on that.


Clint Locks
Director-Boulder Group RLS

Boulder Group Trips – Backpacks, Climbs, Hikes, Scrambles, and Trail Runs

June 2, 2012

Upcoming Boulder Group Trips

Saturday , 6/9/2012
Dave’s Wave Loveland pass

We’ll leave a car near Arapahoe basin, then ski Dave’s wave from the top of Loveland pass.

Leader: Kent M Crites
Type: Adv. I Ski Tour, Trail mileage: 5 miles, Elevation Gain: 500 feet, Difficulty: Ski Mountaineering
Driving Distance: 120 miles
Leader Email:, Leader Phone: 303-284-3059 members can see official signup page.

Saturday , 6/9/2012
North and South Twin Sisters Peaks (11,428′, 11,376′, and 11,413′)

Part of Front Range Scrambles!

(6/1/2012: NOTE – TRIP IS FULL!) Hike trail to saddle between east and west summits of North Twin Sister. Ascend east summit of the North Twin. Hike/scramble south to a saddle, then up South Twin Sister. Retrace route to east summit of North Twin. Then ascend west summit of North Twin and return to trailhead. Must in good physical shape for hard hiking; second peak requiring scrambling optional. This is an exploratory trip for the leader. Contact trip leader Rick Casey, for a phone interview.

Leader: Rick Casey
Type: Moderate C-E, Trail mileage: 9 miles, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3185 feet, Difficulty: Scrambling
TopoMaps: Map(s): Long’s Peak, Driving Distance: 60 miles
Leader Email:, Leader Phone: 303-345-8893 members can see official signup page.

Saturday , 6/9/2012 , Watermark /Boulder Canyon
Do a fun Tyrolean crossing of Boulder Creek and then enjoy some nice top roping on these sport climbs. 5.7 – 5.10. Preference given to recent BRS graduates. Contact John Fernandez: jfasterix@gmail or 303-726-5189.

Leader: John M Fernandez
Type: Top Roping, Difficulty: 5.7
Leader Email:, Leader Phone: 303-726-5189 members can see official signup page.