Gore Range Backpack (Middle)

We returned from our trip, Gore Range Backpack (Middle), on Sunday, July 27 2014.

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 departure and return dates and time: 
Friday, July 25 2014 1:00 AM to Sunday, July 27 2014 2:00 PM
Required Pre-trip Meeting date and time: 
Wed, Jul 23 2014 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Pre-trip Meeting Info: 
Pre trip meeting details to be confirmed
Trip Description: 

*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.

Main Activities: 
Difficulty Rating: 
Max Number of Youth Participants: 
8
Min Number of Youth Participants: 
2
Youth Permission Slip (to be filled out by parent/guardians and returned to the agency representative): 
Destination & Safety Info: 

Summit & Eagle Counties

Hospital Name, Address and Phone: 
St Anthony Summit Medical Center, 340 Peak One Dr, Frisco, CO 80443. 970-668-3300
Vail Valley Medical Center, 181 W Meadow Dr, Vail, CO 81657. 970-476-2451
County Name and Sherrif's Phone Number: 
Summit, 970-453-2232
Eagle, 970-328-8500
Sierra Club Outings Phone: 
1-888-688-4647
Land Use Agency Name, Address and Phone: 

Arapaho National Forest, Fort Collins, CO 80526 970-295-6600

White River National Forest, Gypsum, CO 81637, 970-319-2670

State Patrol District and Phone : 
CSP District 4, 970-858-2250
Emergency Services Number(s): 
911