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Contact Trip Leaders for trip information
2013 - 2014 Trips:
Keystone Weekend Dec.13-15, 2013
Judy Werner 720-429-0076,
Sharon Almirall 720-366-4676
Sangree M. Froelicher Hut
Dec. 20-21, 2013
Joe Hellewell 303-514-5687,
Allen Bell 303-776-7780
Crested Butte Weekend
Jan. 17-20, 2014
Dave Tyler 303-745-1665,
Thresa Arney 720-440-3284
Feb. 7-9, 2014
Dave Bell, 303-359-5619
Fraser Valley B&B
Cross- Country & Downhill Ski Getaway
Feb. 28 - Mar. 1, 2014
Marian Branz 303-806-2868
March 6, 7, 8
Steve Farley 303.988.1562
Various Day Trips will be announced
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WEEKDAY CAMPING TRIP!!! Mon 7/28 - Thurs 7/31 (3 nights) $5 per person per night!
Group E campsite at Twin Lakes Lakeview Campground. The campground has spectacular views of the lake and some camping sites have views and some don’t—parts of ours likely will. It accommodates tents and RVs but no hook-ups, a dump is close by. We have a permit for 50 people and up to 26 vehicles with 2 vehicles per pull in spot. Large RVs may take up 2 spaces, so let us know if that’s what you have. Dogs are welcome here!
Check in 2 PM on Monday 7/28, check out 12 noon on Thursday, 7/31
Amenities include vault toilets, drinking water, picnic tables, campfire rings and pedestal grills. Firewood may be brought in or purchased onsite. There are no bear proof boxes.
Advance payment is not required, we will collect payment at the campsite, but please RSVP to Pat Rush, PATSARUSH@yahoo.com by July 20th with type of vehicle you will have. Certain RVs may take up 2 vehicle spaces which will cost an extra $5 per night as well as leaving fewer spaces for regular cars. Include your phone number if you can drive others or wish to ride and we will send you the numbers of the willing carpoolers - we strongly recommend carpooling if at all possible.
The directions from Leadville: drive south 15 miles on Hwy 24, turn right on Hwy 82 and travel 4 miles to Lake County Road 24 and turn right and go 1 mile north to Lakeview Campground.
Hiking and Biking: The Continental Divide Trail, which runs from Canada to Mexico, is a non-motorized trail that passes Lakeview Campground. Mountain bikes are allowed in the section from Halfmoon Road south to Twin Lakes
Ambitious Hiking: There are many 14ers nearby!
Boating: South of the campground lies Twin Lakes, Colorado's largest natural glacier lakes. Sailing and water skiing are among the popular activities here. Fishing includes lake, rainbow and mackinaw trout.
Driving Tours: The Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway leads to Independence Pass, one of the highest paved passes in Colorado. Aspen is on the other side of the Independence Pass, the historic mining town of Leadville is about 1/2 hr to the north, Buena Vista is about 1/2 hr to the south.
Optional: bring games, firewood, and a dish to share for Tuesday’s potluck dinner about 5:30-6 PM
If the trip is full, or if you plan to stay only 1 or 2 nights, or you do not wish to share a pull-in with another vehicle you can make your own reservations at 1-877-444-6777 or http://www.recreation.gov/. At this time there are many individual sites available at the Lakeview Campground for $17/night. You can still socialize and hike with the group if you have your own separate site.
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Congratulations February Drawing Winners!
Dogsledding Tour: Joe H.
Snowmobiling Tour: Allen B.
Siberian Husky stuffed
puppy dog: Gerri B.
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Congratulations January Drawing Winners!
Winter Park Lift Ticket: Vicki R. (new member!)
Loveland Lift Ticket: Jim L.
Monarch Lift Ticket: Eric B.
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Congratulations December Drawing Winners!
Steamboat Lift Ticket: Mary Lou C.
Copper Mtn. Lift Ticket: Shirley H.
Aspen/Snowmass Cooler: Pat K.
Crested Butte BOGO Card: Sharon A.
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Note: You must be a member of Slalom Gates Ski Club to participate in the drawings for lift tickets and merchandise at each meeting.