We had good weather (ie, no wind), and most importantly a great group of kids on this trip. We snowshoed up and over a small hill about 1 mile to Beaver Bog in no time at all, and everyone had plenty of energy left for backward snowshoe races.
Ethan figured out that "don't fall down" is a better strategy than "go as fast as you can" and won handily.
The crew then turned their attention to building a quinzhee big enough for everyone to enjoy their snow ice cream together
Boulder ICO will lead a snowshoe outing for middle school youth. We will take a short hike on the Sourdough Trail from Beaver Reservoir near Ward, and enjoy snacks, hot chocolate and learn how to make snow ice cream. Conditions permitting, we will dig a snow cave or construct a quinzhee!
Adults: Please volunteer to help organize this trip!
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