Rockies Ruck 2008

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Rockies Ruck 2008

Post by Mags » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:34 am

Hi all! Happy New Year! A monthly reminder about an upcoming event in the Rockies:

From a previous post:


It is that time of the year again...time for the Rockies low key get together!


There have always been Gatherings, Rucks, Kick Offs and Trail Days on the East and West coasts.... many of us here in Rockies felt it was time to do one in our neck of the mountains. In 2005, 2006 and 2007 we did! We typically have about 20-25 people.


The Ruck is a low key get together for those who enjoy the long trails. Does not matter if you are thru-hiker, a section hiker, day hiker or a dreamer...you just need to love the outdoors and the long trails!


More info on what a Ruck is all about:

http://web.archive.org/web/200401111052 ... .net/ruck/


This year, we are again having the Ruck at the Leadville Hostel (http://www.leadvillehostel.com) in Leadville, CO on Feb 29th - Mar 2nd.

The last weekend of February/ first weekend of March. (Leap year, don't you know!)

Some of you CDTers/CTers and American Discovery Trail folks probably know Wild Bill and Cathy from your stay at the hostel. They are continuing to be one of the most friendly hostels owners on ANY trail.


As with previous years, the cost will be ~$60 for a bunk, shower, four meals (2 dinners, 2 breakfasts. We'll do a potluck lunch on Saturday).

There are LIMITED amounts of private/couple rooms, so if you prefer a room to a bunk, I suggest reserving early.


All reservations can be done at: http://www.leadvillehostel.com

You can also make reservations at: (719) 486-9334


Tell Bill that it is for the ROCKIES RUCK. The hostel can accommodate vegetarian needs. Pets are allowed. "Adult drinks" are allowed for those who behave like adults. (Which means, I can drink my wine! )


The hostel itself has a HUGE TV for the slide shows, plenty of space downstairs for gear stuff. If you are doing a trail, there are AT, PCT, CDT and other trail veterans happy to answer any questions.


During the day, plenty of skiing/snowshoeing opportunities abound. There is even a shop in Leadville that rents the equipment, too. For anyone who enjoys alpine skiing, Ski Cooper is nearby at Tennessee Pass. If you need supplies, Leadville has a Safeway.


Photos from previous years at: http://snipurl.com/12agr http://snipurl.com/1sv76


Any more questions? Please e-mail me at pmags AT yahoo.com (replace the AT with an @)


I also suggest going to the Yahoo Group set up for the ruck at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rockies_ruck/
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Re: Rockies Ruck 2008

Post by zelph » Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:55 pm

Sounds like a fun gathering Mags. I could sure use some time off to kick back. Stretch out on the floor by the fireplace and listen to tales of last years gathering. Sippin on some home brewed grog. Roast some chestnuts, have some fun :D
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Re: Rockies Ruck 2008

Post by Mags » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:51 pm

It is indeed a good time. I love hiker gatherings!
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