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Date Friday  6/18/2021
Group Denver
Event Title BPX Backpacking GEAR CHECK - Muller State Park - June 18 REGISTER HERE
Status Approved
Leader John Walters
Co-Leader Linda Lawson
Group Price $20.00
NonGroup Price $20.00
Leader Price Free
Available Participants 11
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)

Location

Carpool Location:  To Be Determined

Gear Check Location:   Muller State Park, Divide, Colorado

Campground Map:  https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Mueller/Pages/MapsDirections.aspx

$20 fee per campsite; BPX Trip Leaders are exempt.  Leaders, contact Linda Lawson for Gear Check Discount Code.

 

If you plan to hike in Dome Rock State Wildlife Area before or after the Gear Check, you will need a Colorado Fishing License which can be purchased at a variety of stores or online.  However, if you purchase on line the delivery of the license is very, very slow.

 



For more info Contact

John Walters 303/995-7638 c

Linda Lawson 303/842-7040 c



Details

 



THE GEAR CHECK WILL BE HELD WHETHER RAIN, HAIL, SNOW - ALL GOOD FOR LEARNING IF YOUR GEAR REALLY DOES PROTECT YOU DURING COLORADO'S WEATHER EVENTS



 



We will follow all COVID protocols in place at the time.



 



Day 1 - Friday June 18



PM



2:00 Meet for Carpool (Location to be Determined) -  Limit 14 cars at Pisgah Point Group C campsite



4:30  Arrive Mueller SP, check in at  Pisgah Point Group C  site, weigh packs, set up tents; limit  20 tents; if tent holds more than one person, advise Leader by June 11



5:30 - 6:30 Set up your camp site, eat dinner



6:30 - 7:30 Gather in center of Group I site  for short program; Greg Long, Pikes Peak Group will share tips on Long Distance Backpacking



7:30 - 8:30 Storytelling - your best trip, your worst trip, your 'can't wait to go back again' trip



8:30 - 10:00 Free time to connect with friends, make new friends, tour other's camp site set ups



10:00 - Park Quiet Time



Day 2 - Saturday June 19



6:00 AM - End Quiet Time, Carpools decide morning schedule & departure time; everyone out by 10:00 AM




Notes

 
A simulated situation allows backpackers to borrow or barter for any gear needed that was forgotten, but simulation does not allow backpackers to return to the car in which they arrived until the next morning.
 

Campground Amenitities:  Group site picnic tables; toilet, large well drained tent area

Campground Rules:  Each car needs a Colorado State Parks Pass or a Day Pass; no dogs, quiet time 10 PM to 6 AM

Camground Parking:  Limited to 14 cars; ONCE YOU LEAVE THE VEHICLE YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO RETURN BECAUSE THE GEAR CHECK IS INTENDED TO BE A SIMULATION OF THE FIRST NIGHT OF YOUR BACKPACK TRIP.  YOU MAY BORROW, BARTER,OR SHARE WITH OTHER BACKPACKERS FOR FORGOTTEN ITEMS.

GEAR:  Bring your backpack loaded for a two-day, one night trip.  Even though you may not be eating breakfast  or lunch in camp on June 19th you should bring sufficient food as though you were backpacking to your car on Day 2 and would return to your car at 6pm. This will allow backpackers to realize the amount of weight potentially required for a BPX trip of two days, one night.

If you carry a camp chair on your backpack trips then it is is allowed for the Gear Check experience.  

 

"JOIN THE PACK"

 

 

 


 




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