Calling all Colorado Veterans: Climb Mt Shavano with VetEx this Veterans Day

Calling all Colorado Veterans: Climb Mt Shavano with VetEx this Veterans Day

Date: 12 Oct, 2012  No Comments

VetEx invites all of Colorado’s Veterans (and out of state veterans) to climb with us this Veterans Day.  This is not your average Veterans Day parade and that is how we like it.  Come out and climb Mt. Shavano with VetEx this 11/11/12.

What:  VetEx Veterans Day hike of Mt. Shavano (14,229 feet) Salida Colorado (under 3hrs. from Denver).  Please reserve your slot with  This is a moderate 10 mile round trip hike of a 14er in late fall / early winter conditions.  The elevation gain is 4,430 feet.

When:  Sunday November 11th, 2012 Veterans Day at 6: 40 am, leaving Safeway for the Black Gulch Trailhead (9,800 feet) at 7am sharp!

Where do we all Meet Up:  Salida Safeway at 232 G St. Salida, CO 81201 or the Corner of G and 3rd St at 6:40 am.

Pre and Post hike Social:  TBA.  Looking at possible options and will have something for Saturday 11/10/12 at 5pm and Sunday 11/11/12 at 5pm.  Stay Tuned!

Where can I stay, camp, etc:  There are many options.   Email with lodging or any questions related to the event.

What Gear do I need: 

Day pack items required by each individual to provide and have with them:

-Day pack
-64 oz of water/ 2 liters/ 2 Nalgenes (enough water for all day in the mountains)
-Raincoat/parka mountain weight
-Warm jacket / heavy weight fleece / down sweater / pile jacket
-Winter hat
-Warm gloves
-Sun hat
-Long sleeve shirt / long-john style non-cotton
-Short sleeve shirt non cotton
-Headlamp (we may walk many miles in the dark)
-Hiking boots (Waterproof is key as there will be snow)
-Lunch, snacks, lots of them

All technical snow/ice gear with be provided by Kahtoola (snowshoes/microspikes)

This is a minimal list.  Any Gear questions or Gear needs to

View from the summit of Mt. Shavano. Photo by Chris Kassar