Special UNCLE BUDS HUT TRIP - 1-5 to 1-7 (5.9 m) -

  • January 5, 2014 · 7:00 AM
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Uncle Bud's Hut - 1-5-14 (Sun) thru[masked] (Tue)

How to RSVP: 

• RSVP ON THE WAITING LIST - I move people to the going (as spots are available and approved)

• Complete the form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17c4kS4U43Ep9HkvHov0T21wnB8n4u6qPj6vpzxp8o_Q/viewform

Uncle Bud's Hut

Layout and capacity: Upstairs: 2 private bedrooms, 1 with 6 beds, 1 with 4 beds, and a communal sleeping area with 1 double bed and 4 single beds. 

Capacity 16 (I rented all 16 spots).

Hut Location: Uncle Bud's Hut is located just a few miles east of the Continental Divide at 11,380' in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado, nearest town is the city of Leadville

WHEN:  Arriving: Sunday January 5th  Returning: Tuesday January 7th

COST:   $84 (2 nights hut rental and 2 dinners) – Details are on the form -you need to fill out – 

 DO NOT PAY UNTIL YOU GET A CONFIRMATION FROM ME THAT YOU ARE ON THE TRIP – Important – we are reviewing all the forms completed prior to putting the members to going. Event organizers have priority due to their hard work over the years putting on trips. After that -deliberation of members will be reviewed. (Remember you can become an Event Organizer) - 

ALSO if you're moved to "going"- do not use the paypal via meetup...this system DOES NOT WORK!!!

How: Snowshoe or XC Ski about 5.9 miles up to Hut - Moderate Trail (UP HILL 5 plus miles)

What to do:

1.  RSVP ON THE WAITING LIST - I move people to the going

2.   Complete the Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17c4kS4U43Ep9HkvHov0T21wnB8n4u6qPj6vpzxp8o_Q/viewform

Waiver and Release: Please Note: Participants attending our trips must sign our Meetup Groups - Terms of Understanding and Signup Sheet. This can be found on the site under: More - Files - Terms of Understanding and Signup Sheet. (I can send it you if requested – you should have read it when you joined as well)

BY COMPLETING THE ONLINE FORMS this will act as your electronic signature & acknowledgment that you have read and understand the Terms of Understanding and Signup Sheet – If you Disagree with any of the terms DO NOT FILL OUT THE FORM (and Drop out of the group as it is required on all trips!)

Why:  Because this will be the Craziest group of misfits you will ever have on a hut trip!!! (This is also a warning – lol)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: What happen at the hut stays at the hut (lol) – actually requirement is to have fun and laugh!

No dogs allowed – a rule of All Huts in the system

Attention: There is NO REFUNDS – The cost is $84 total due (fees of PayPal you must pay) – If you have to drop out – I will assist you and approve a replacements if you can’t go but all money transfers between you and the replacement are to be handled on your own.  There is no promise that we will be able to sell your spot and almost no chance if it is close to the time of the trip (we can try but historically it is unlikely we have buyers if it is 2 weeks out or less) DO NOT PAY UNTIL I HAVE EMAILED YOU DO SO, After that you have 3 days to let me know the money is on the way or have paid it!

As the trip organizer, I keep “SAFETY” as number one priority for the group, no exceptions! Please be courteous and considerate to all participants. If you have any concerns please let me know.  

 As people with different equipment and skills will travel at different speeds, the group could separate at times but we will have planned meet up points to assure everyone is still with us and OK. (We’ll have a better plan once we know everyone’s mode of travel) Ski/snowshoe to the hut.

 This is not a beginner hut trip and it is winter travel and you need to be prepared.

Weather / Road conditions may be a problem so be prepared.

We will follow the PACK-IT-IN PACK-IT-OUT LEAVE NO TRACE regulations.

Everyone is responsible for bringing their own FOOD AND DRINKS -Lunches, Breakfast and snacks. (The dinners are included in the price and you will be given a packet to carry (if you chose not to eat with the group – you price of the trip is NOT discounted and you’re still responsible for hauling in your packet of food issued))

Gear essentials: If you don't know what to pack see the email me or go to the 10th mountain huts web site. Beds have mats, all cooking supplies are there, may want to bring your own mug, don’t forget your camera!

The main winter route into Uncle Bud's Cabin follows two Forest Service roads around the north side of Turquoise Lake and up to the hut. The straight forward route finding and steady road grades make for a moderate ski in to this beautiful hut.

Winter Trail Access Turquoise Lake, Elevation: 9,760’ Route: Via FS 104 then FS 107, Total Mileage: 5.9

10th Mountain Division Hut System - Southeast Section

Questions: EMAIL  ME   - Jeff Dillavou  - [masked]


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  • David H.

    It was great to meet you all ! So sorry Jeff couldn't enjoy the fruits of his labors, thanks for the truly fine food, it was the best dining above 11000 ft in the country ... I hope we cross paths again , stay warm and happy trails...Cheers David
    Ps I posted photo #165 today...Scarlet has fled the country!!

    1 · January 9, 2014

  • Cyndie

    Great group of people whom I enjoyed meeting and who helped to immerse me into this thing !! Hopefully, I can find another opportunity to join in the fun again ! Scarlet was promiscuous at times and was always popping up in the oddest locations !!

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Clete L.

    I really enjoyed getting to know all of you and hope to join you on more adventures! Jeff- we all appreciate all the hard work you put into this event, and we're very sorry you couldn't be with us. However, I feel compelled to report that Scarlet's behavior was at times both regrettable, and yet oddly entertaining.

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Debbie P.

    everyone pulled together when Jeff had to turn back due to illness and made it a great trip

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Jeff D.

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 6. Wind chill values between -20 and -30. Windy, with a west northwest wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible. Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around -2. Wind chill values between -15 and -25. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 11. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 25. West wind 10 to 15 mph. DRIVE CAREFULLY

    REMEMBER 7:45 at the coffee shop drop dead time... Look forward in see you all :-)

    January 4, 2014

    • Jeff D.

      Tonight: Snow. Low around -7. Wind chill values between -20 and -30. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

      January 4, 2014

  • Molly

    Greetings All!
    Obviously I am new to this group of magnificent misfits. As I don't know you yet, I have not thought of a prank...I may devise one along the way. I will be skiing at Loveland on Saturday and staying at the Super 8 in Leadville that night.

    I look forward to getting to know you all on this adventure. See you bright and early on Sunday morn.
    Cheers,
    Molly Laughs-A-Lot (aka Giggles)

    1 · January 3, 2014

    • Debbie P.

      Clete and I are staying at the Super 8, lets get together for dinner.

      January 4, 2014

  • Clete L.

    Deb and I scored rooms at the Leadville Super 8 for less than $65 w/ Priceline. I think we will be leaving Denver area 'bout 3pm Sat. for a casual drive to Leadville - room for riders , if that works for you .

    December 31, 2013

    • Clete L.

      Hi David - yes , and yes! pls meet us Wooly Mammoth KK at 3:45pm Sat. I am driving a small black truck.

      January 3, 2014

    • David H.

      Clete Sounds good I will be in a small light grey Toyota PU with a grey camper shell. Ill look for you in the lot across from the front of the Conoco Gas station. Thanks D Looks like Molly and Cyndie are staying in LV as well , maybe get dinner altogether??

      January 3, 2014

  • Sam

    We might have some fresh snow.Yeahhhhhhhh..,

    January 3, 2014

  • Sean

    Damn I've got the flu or would have gone...Be safe...Have Fun!!

    January 3, 2014

  • David H.

    Im planning on driving up to Leadville Sat eve as well and could share a motel room with someone else . I will be coming from Boulder but could meet anyone from Den at the Wooly Mammoth PNR lot. let me know if you are interested.
    I will be using touring skis on this trip

    December 31, 2013

    • Ananda

      I am considering joining the trip if you have avalanche gear and plan on AT Skiing.

      January 3, 2014

  • Dan

    Jeff,
    Happy New Year. Looks fun but full! Hey, does Scarlet get a full bunk? Nice!
    Dan

    1 · January 1, 2014

    • Jeff D.

      thanks you too....She might... depends on who slide - while they are sleeping outside - then she can use theirs..lol

      January 2, 2014

  • Sam

    Anyone wants to carpool in woolly mammoth parking lot (KK sign) at 4:00AM? Please post here "IN" if you want. We will wait for only "IN" people, then leave.

    December 30, 2013

    • Jeff D.

      Cats.. great .. I can pack less meat....I love when the food walks to the hut on it's own!!!!

      January 1, 2014

    • Lila

      I think you have forgotten that Inga and I own fierce attack cats. Not sure who will end up as supper if you try to go after them.

      1 · January 1, 2014

  • Jeff D.

    Well Because I am NICE GUY - I have a second request at we postpone the meeting time 45 minutes...
    So Rather than Change everything...
    I am just going to say we will make 7:45 is the Time to being there... But if you're there early all the more time to hang out and drink MORE COFFEE

    So if you can make it earlier than 7:45 no problem it you can make it there on a tight schedule.. then make it there at 7:45... sounds good...?

    January 1, 2014

    • Lila

      Thanks Jeff!

      January 1, 2014

  • Jeff D.

    Changing the started Meeting time to 7 am at the coffee shop - but be there on time please...

    January 1, 2014

    • Jeff D.

      Flipflops.. changing your mind on leaving time

      January 1, 2014

  • Debbie P.

    Clete and I are going up on Saturday and staying in Leadville.

    December 31, 2013

  • Jeff D.

    I just sent all of you who had filled out the form AND are on the waiting list an email...
    please respond by noon -tomorrow 12-30

    if your seriously wanting to join this bunch of weirdos on a strange and odd adventure...

    December 30, 2013

  • Jeff D.

    Trip is now filled - if your want to be considered to purchase a person spot if they drop out.. remain on the waiting list. if not please RSVP NO - I except everyone on the waiting list to be ready if they are next in line to - want to go - ready to fill out the form - and ready to pay the person who drops - Thanks!

    November 13, 2013

    • Julie

      Flip flop fingers (term to play when you get the wildcard)

      December 30, 2013

  • Cyndie

    Happy Holidays all ! Just wondering how many are skiing up and how many are snowshoeing ?

    December 20, 2013

    • Lila

      No snow? I have been snowshoeing and cross country skiing at various places. Plenty of snow.

      December 28, 2013

    • Sam

      I am sure there would be snow on the trail. I think - I am[masked]% sure I am skiing… HAHA.

      1 · December 30, 2013

  • Cyndie

    I'm staying the night before, Jan. 4, at the Columbine Inn. Is anyone else going over on the 4th ?

    December 28, 2013

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