Snowshoe Wilderness Adventure

We returned from our trip, Snowshoe Wilderness Adventure, on Saturday, March 19 2016.

After a big snow Friday and continued snow in the morning, we called an audible and opted to go to nearby Flagstaff Mountain rather than make the drive to Indian Peaks Wilderness.  A foot of untracked snow greeted us on the Tenderfoot Trail, a 2.5 mile loop that starts and ends at Realization Point.  The heavy snow made for slow going, but mostly sunny skies and calm winds made the walking comfortable.  We stopped for snacks on the Divide Overlook, and melted snow for hot chocolate and cookies.  After a quick snowball fight, we headed back up the west side of Flagstaff to the parking lot to end an excellent outing.

Trip departure and return dates and time: 
Saturday, March 19 2016 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Trip Description: 

We will strap on our snowshoes and travel into the heart of the winter wilderness.  This will be a trip for those who are ready for a dose of adventure along with their hot chocolate.

Main Activities: 
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