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Date Wednesday  9/25/2013
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Pikes Peak Intro to Desert Trekking and Canyoneering
Start Time 12:00 AM
End Time 12:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Eric Hunter
Group Price $50.00
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


Colorado Springs

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Eric Hunter


If you have only been hiking in the high altitude summers, there is another world out there.  When you have climbed enough peaks to wonder what other environments might be out there the next step for you may be desert terrain.  Come learn the proper gear, safety, and entry level techniques for basic desert trekking and basic canyoneering.  There are many nuances to this environment that should warrant a safe approach such as this.  Each year our field session will rotate between locations in Utah and Colorado.  The cost is $50.  The classroom date is 25 Sep from 6:00p to 9:30p.  There is a local one day field session to cover some basics and evaluate fitness scheduled for 29 Sep.  Then we go on a four day trip to the desert scheduled for 3-6 Oct.  This year's desert trip is San Rafael Swell.  A general fitness level to go on a full day hike with mild scrambling with little exposure in hot terrain is required for the field sessions.  The field sessions will be progressive in nature to build on skills.  Agenda:
Below is a sample class outline.  Variations should be expected.

Class 1:  Handouts, desert terrain, risks, mitigation, and gear to bring.

Field Session 1:  Ute Park and Red Rock Canyon Open Space to review some basic travel and survival items.  We will also evaluate student abilities to handle a four day desert trip.

Field Session 2:  Four day trip to San Rafael Swell to hike easier canyons.  Some scrambling will be required, but no technical gear will be brought along.  Must be able to scramble easy, short routes with little or no exposer.

**-----** There is a $10 cancellation fee.  No Shows will not be refunded. **-----**


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