Snowshoe Adventure

We returned from our trip, Snowshoe Adventure, on Saturday, January 31 2015.

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

Trip departure and return dates and time: 
Saturday, January 31 2015 1:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Trip Description: 

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!

Difficulty Rating: 
Max Number of Youth Participants: 
10
Min Number of Youth Participants: 
2
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