Snow Cave/Snow Tunnel Construction

We returned from our trip, Snow Cave/Snow Tunnel Construction, on Sunday, January 24 2016.

We had a full crew of 16 kids from Casey and Columbine who turned out for a day of snow play.  There was a bit of a breeze, but the weather was mostly sunny and fine.  We took the Sourdough Trail south for a mile and set up at Beaver Bog.  Backward snowshoe races were followed by a mighty effort at building a quinzhee while we melted snow for hot chocolate.  We ran out of time and had to return through snow flurries before we could complete the snow hut - maybe we can continue the work on our next outing!

Trip departure and return dates and time: 
Sunday, January 24 2016 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Trip Description: 

A bit of snowshoeing in the Indian Peaks Wilderness to a location suitable for the construction of a snowcave or snowtunnel. Snow ice cream to be served.

Difficulty Rating: 
Max Number of Youth Participants: 
10
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: 

Nederland & Indian Peaks Wilderness

Hospital Name, Address and Phone: 
Boulder Community Foothills Hospital, 4747 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303; 720-854-7854
[West side] Middle Park Medical Center 1000 Granby Park Drive South, Granby, CO 80446 *Urgent Care Facility* 970-887-5800
County Name and Sherrif's Phone Number: 
Boulder County, 303-441-4444
Sierra Club Outings Phone: 
1-888-688-4647
Land Use Agency Name, Address and Phone: 

Rooselvelt National Forest, Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301; 303-541-2500

Boulder County Open Space & Recreation; 303-678-6222

Sulphur Ranger District (national forest lands in Grand County), 9 Ten Mile Drive P.O. Box 10 Granby, Colorado 80446. 970-887-4100

State Patrol District and Phone : 
Colorado State Patrol District 1; 303-688-3115
Colorado State Patrol District 3; 970-506-4999
Emergency Services Number(s): 
911