[Cdt-l] Lake City hostel

Sean Staplin seanstaplin at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 13:30:18 CST 2016


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On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 12:08 PM, Sean Staplin <seanstaplin at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Lake City was my favourite town. Relaxing, easy to get around. I took a
> double zero it was so good. I really don't have much to compare as I missed
> many towns by doing longer sections, but it was a great stop.
>
> On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 12:01 PM, Charlie Thorpe <charliethorpe at att.net>
> wrote:
>
>> Hello All -
>>
>> Dang...the good discussion about Lake City almost makes me wish I had
>> hitched the other way on CO149!
>>
>> The smell of good greasy cheeseburgers pulled me down to the east and I
>> then wound up in Creede.  Nice zero night in Creede and met some really
>> nice folks, but Lake City certainly sounds good, too.
>>
>> Sometimes it is the trail towns and folks met along the way that I
>> remember best about the long trails.
>>
>> - Charlie
>>
>> > Good stuff Karl.  We found Lake City to be one of our favorite spots in
>> Colorado in 2012 in large part because of how welcoming everyone was.  It's
>> a lovely little town and Lucky is a great host at Raven's Rest.  There was
>> no regular shuttle down that year, and it was a long hitch, but Lucky got
>> us back to trail after a zero and lots of fun.  There was live music just
>> across the fence from the hostel and with a plate of the best BBQ brisket
>> of the whole trail purchased by the pound at an old gas station turned into
>> a meat smoking heaven (I think it was called the BBQ Station) we had a
>> wonderful evening.  Great place!
>> >
>> > Shroomer
>> >
>> > On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 9:49 AM, Karl Gottshalk <kgottshalk at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > From the CDT16 group on Facebook, posted by Peter Nesbitt:
>> >
>> > Greetings from Lake City, Hinsdale County, San Juan Mountains,
>> Colorado! We would like to invite you to visit Lake City on your CDT hike
>> this year. Our HIKER FRIENDLY town is located approximately 15 miles north
>> of Spring Creek Pass on CO149, and is easily accessible via daily shuttle
>> (FREE), rides with local Trail Angels (FREE), or hitching during the summer
>> months.
>> >
>> > My wife and I own and operate The High Country Market, a small grocery
>> store that specializes in fresh produce, deli sandwiches, fresh baked
>> breads, and of course -- HIKER FOOD!
>> >
>> > You will find the following once you arrive in Lake City: 2 grocery
>> stores, 6 restaurants, 3 bars, a library with WI-FI, 2 coffee shops with
>> WI-FI, U.S. Post Office, 2 liquor stores, a laundromat, a small mountain
>> movie theater, 2 motels and 1 hostel, a bunch of cabins to rent, tent
>> camping, stream and lake fishing, Jeep and ATV rentals, a small museum,
>> road and trail access to 5 "Fourteeners", gift shops, and several other
>> family-owned businesses.
>> >
>> > My wife and I work with "Lucky" at the Ravens RestHostel to schedule
>> and coordinate a FREE shuttle to/from Lake City and Spring Creek Pass
>> during the summer hiking season. The shuttle specifics are normally
>> coordinated just prior to the season, but past years saw a shuttle leaving
>> Lake City at noon, arriving at Spring Creek Pass around 12:30, then
>> returning to Lake City as soon as everyone is loaded and ready to go.
>> >
>> > If you are an "early riser", I can often take hikers to Spring Creek
>> Pass around 6:00 a.m. This service is FREE, but must be coordinated in
>> advance and around my deliveries and other employee schedules.
>> >
>> > If the hike is wearing you down, Lake City is only 55 miles from
>> Gunnison where you may catch a bus or plane back to civilization.
>> >
>> > If you are sick or injured, we have a medical center that is staffed
>> with a Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Physician's Assistant, and office staff.
>> Meds can be prescribed if you see someone at the clinic, but prescriptions
>> can NOT be filled in Lake City. X-rays can be performed, woulds irrigated
>> and stitched, and braces supplied for fractures. The staff is fantastic!
>> >
>> > We quit our corporate and government jobs to come live and work in Lake
>> City, and we think that you will enjoy a ZERO DAY (or two) in our little
>> corner of the San Juan Mountains.
>> >
>> > Come see us!
>> >
>> > Peter and Patty
>> >
>> >
>> > On Mon, Jan 11, 2016, 5:22 AM Bob Sartini <bobsartini at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > It was open last September.  He just doesn't use the Web much
>> > Call him at the number on the page. He works elsewhere but he always
>> calls back.great guy.
>> >
>> > On Jan 11, 2016 12:55 AM, "Roger Carpenter (Pinecone)" <
>> pinecone at elkpass.com> wrote:
>> > Wondering if the Ravens Rest hostel in Lake City, CO is still open.
>> Their website and Facebook feed shows no activity in over two years.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Roger Carpenter
>> > Portland, Oregon
>> >
>> >
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