We’re very excited to offer a fantastic day trip in Rocky Mountain National Park on the 20th of February. We’re working hard to get our database up and find additional sponsors for the multi-day trips we hope to run this summer. Meanwhile though, we’re working to give those of you who can make it to the Colorado trips plenty to do! For any information on this trip, please contact our Field Director, Nick Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Vet Ex Rocky Mountain National Park Snowshoe
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Meet up: At Nick’s house in Boulder at 7:45am and leave the house at 8am. Drive in POV’s to RMNP. If you live close to the park, we will meet you at RMNP, just let us know!
Event: A 5-8 mile loop depending on weather and desires of group. This snowshoe starts at 9,500 feet and tops out around 11,000 feet. The snow conditions will determine the overall difficulty on the day, but the outing should receive an intermediate rating regardless of conditions. Not a walk in the park, strenuous at times, but doable for most able bodied vets. If you are physically disabled we will work with you to determine how we can help to get you outside as there are plenty of options. If you have a physical disability, please contact Nick at email@example.com
The scenery is spectacular. I have attached a photo that was taken on the trail we will be snowshoeing. The snowshoe should take around 6 hours at the most. This is my favorite snowshoe that I am excited to share. This is not a guided trip. Vet Ex is not a guiding company. This is a group of veterans getting together for some recreation in the snow.
Snowshoe Rentals: Nick Watson is the point of contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You must get your weight to Nick by Thursday the 17 of February so he can place the order. Snowshoe rental is $10.
Entrance Fee: Please come with $5 cash for veterans and $10 non-vets.
What to Bring: A day pack with water, lunch, extra warm clothes, gloves, snow pants, parka, etc. should be carried by all attending the snowshoe. A face mask or face protection might be nice if it is cold and windy. Questions and concerns about gear should be brought to Nick. We do have some extra gear and we will help with gear issues where we can.
Note: If you are a disabled veteran and have the VA paperwork to validate the disability, you are eligible for a Lifetime NPS Pass. We will probably get people squared away on their passes after the snowshoe if there are many and time is limited. Please alert Jordan that you are interested in getting this pass. Pass info below:
America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass – A Free lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Documentation is required to obtain the pass. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by a licensed physician; document issued by Federal agency such as the Veteran’s Administration, Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income; or document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency.The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas, and the pass holder +3 adults (not to exceed 4 adults), at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. Additionally, the Access Pass entitles the holder to a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires. Available at all National Park Service entrance stations.