Gore Range Backpack (Middle)
It was quite an adventerous trip for several first-time backpackers. We climbed over 2500 feet and hiked up Eccles pass twice (from both directions). We experienced rain, sun, glorious widflowers, and mosquitoes. We started a campfire in the rain and made s'mores! If a trip like this doesn't hook kids on hiking and backpacking, I don't know what will. Thanks to our great volunteers, Brian, Katie, and Allen, for making this trip go so well.
*Trip is full for youth; could use one more volunteer.* Boulder Valley ICO will lead an indermediate-level backpacking trip to the Gore Range in central Colorado. This trip is for middle school youth who are in good physical condition. The beautiful but under-appreciated Gore Range has jagged peaks, inviting lakes, and lush valleys.
Arapaho National Forest, Fort Collins, CO 80526 970-295-6600
White River National Forest, Gypsum, CO 81637, 970-319-2670