[at-l] Rockies Ruck Reminder

Paul Magnanti pmags at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 11 11:55:50 CST 2010


> It is that time of the year again...time for the Rockies low key get
> together! 
> 
> There have always been Gatherings, Rucks, Kick Offs and Trail Days
> on the East and West coasts.... many of us here in Rockies felt it
> was time to do one in our neck of the mountains. For the past few
> years, we did!
> 
> 
> The Ruck is a low key get together for those who enjoy the long
> trails. Does not matter if you are thru-hiker, a section hiker, day
> hiker or a dreamer...you just need to love the outdoors and the long
> trails!
> 
> More info on what a Ruck is all about:
> http://web.archive.org/web/200401111...ntry.net/ruck/
> 
> 
> 
> This year, we are again having the Ruck at the Leadville Hostel
> (http://www.leadvillehostel.com) in Leadville, CO on Feb 26th - 28th
> 
> 
> It is the last weekend of February.
> 
> 
> Some of you CDTers/CTers and American Discovery Trail folks probably
> know Wild Bill and Cathy from your stay at the hostel. They are
> continuing to be one of the most friendly hostels owners on ANY trail.
> 
> 
> As with previous years, the cost will be ~$60 for a bunk, shower, four
> meals (2 dinners, 2 breakfasts). We'll do a potluck lunch on
> Saturday). There are LIMITED amounts of private/couple rooms, so if
> you prefer a room to a bunk, I suggest reserving early. You can do all the meals
> ala carte as well.
> 
> All reservations can be done at:
> www.leadvillehostel.com
> 
> You can also make reservations at:
> (719) 486-9334
> 
> Tell Bill that it is for the ROCKIES RUCK. The hostel can accommodate
> vegetarian needs. Pets are allowed. "Adult drinks" are allowed for
> those who behave like adults. (Which means, I can drink my wine! )
> 
> The hostel itself has a HUGE TV for the slide shows, plenty of space
> downstairs for gear stuff. If you are doing a trail, there are AT,
> PCT, CDT and other trail veterans happy to answer any questions.
> 
> In the past, we've gone through people's packs, made stoves, have done
> a sewing demo and we are outdoor people..so we play!
> 
> During the day, plenty of skiing/snowshoeing opportunities abound.
> 
> We've been know to backcontry ski, do some boarding at Copper or enjoy
> a peaceful snowshoe.
> 
> There is even a shop in Leadville that rents the equipment, too. For
> anyone who enjoys alpine skiing, Ski Cooper is nearby at Tennesee
> Pass. If you need supplies, Leadville has a Safeway.
> 
> Photos from previous years at http://snipurl.com/rockies_ruck
> 
> 
> Any more questions? Please e-mail me at pmags AT yahoo.com
> (replace the AT with an @)
> 
> Also suggest going to the Yahoo Group set up for the ruck at:
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rockies_ruck/
> __________________
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