[Cdt-l] Rockies Ruck Reminder

Paul Magnanti pmags at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 7 09:34:09 CST 2008

Hi all! Happy New Year! A monthly reminder about an upcoming event in the Rockies:

>From a previous post:    


  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. In 2005, 2006 and 2007
we did! We typically have about 20-25 people. 

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

More info on what a Ruck is all about:    


This year, we are again having the Ruck at the Leadville Hostel
(http://www.leadvillehostel.com) in Leadville, CO on Feb 29th - Mar

  The last weekend of February/ first weekend of March. (Leap year,  don't you know!)    

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

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

There are LIMITED amounts of private/couple rooms, so if you prefer a  room to a bunk, I suggest reserving early.    

  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. 

 During the day, plenty of skiing/snowshoeing opportunities
abound. There is even a shop in Leadville that rents the equipment,
too. For anyone who enjoys alpine skiing, Ski Cooper is nearby at Tennessee Pass. If you need supplies, Leadville has a Safeway. 

  Photos from previous years at:  http://snipurl.com/12agr  http://snipurl.com/1sv76    

Any more questions? Please e-mail me at pmags AT yahoo.com  (replace the AT with an @)    

  I also suggest going to the Yahoo Group set up for the ruck at:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rockies_ruck/    


The true harvest of my life is intangible.... a little stardust 
caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched

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